How to have an eco-friendly Easter
Its nearly the Easter holidays, and as always, Naked Solar take a look at making your Easter more Eco Friendly.
‘I Should Cacao’
Gone are the days when a vegan alternative to chocolate brought dread to every foodie’s heart. Non-dairy chocolate is now superb, and there are a lot of reasons to switch to it…
– Dairy cows and their manure produce greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change
– Dairy cows need at least 3 litres of water to produce 1 litre of milk
– Cacao powder is super healthy. Packed with antioxidants and magnesium
– Cocoa powder is roasted at a high temperature, which cause the beans to lose a lot of their nutritional value.
– Experts estimate that 70% of the world’s illegal deforestation is related to cocoa farming, so opt for fair trade certified chocolate wherever possible.
Pack It In
Easter eggs are lovely, but consider the amount of packaging when buy as a gift. Look for packaging that is mainly recyclable or completely plastic free if possible. If you do receive packaged eggs, remember to recycle… Alternatively, try something different this year, give a second-hand gifts, spend time not money – bake hot cross buns together, melt chocolate into an egg-shaped mould, plant flowers in a friend’s garden…
Eco Sunday Roast
Go for Local produce, keep clear of palm oil, plastic packaging and reduce meat intake or go completely veggie for the day. If you do want meat, make sure its ethically reared and avoid beef because it has a much higher carbon footprint than any other farm animal.
Remember to recycle what you can, the cardboard box, the foil, the plastic housing if your council allows…
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