As Easter fast approaches I feel the commercial buzz pulling the world. Brightly packaged bunnies, eggs and paraphernalia is everywhere. Foods on offer that lack nourishment and add to so much more packaging for the universe (as well as a myriad of other concerns listed and linked below) makes me look and see how I can try and stay away from it as much as possible.
There will be an Easter hunt with some fair-trade chocolates for my family on Easter so fun is still to be had. But for gifts for special people in our lives to me I could not offer these other products. I wanted to give something that I feel does not have a lasting impact - not on people's health nor the environment. So we have made gifts using products that have been organically grown, they are highly nutritious and they will be be wrapped in some recycled paper and they are made with bucket loads of love.
Each choice we as consumers make has an implication, we need not become paranoid or obsessive but conscious and thoughtful in our actions. I feel if there is just more awareness we are able to make these small choices and efforts in our consuming and these scream very loud to the companies making these products.
Imagine if all of the voices combined and told Cadbury, red tulip and Lindt we would like the dairy sourced from happy cows, we would like fair treatment of its staff (which Lindt has proven to not take seriously), we would like sensible, biodegradable packaging and that the product be made in this country and not Asia. Yes it would just be amazing...but not impossible if costumers stop buying their products and write to them telling them why they don't support their company.
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Please share your Easter treat ideas with me and try to tell others about alternative choices so word can meet the ears of many people.
A happy and beautiful Easter to all of you xxxx