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5 tips to a greener Easter

By: Shea Gunther on April 21, 2011, 1:35 p.m.
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Buy organic sweets

For those with a sweet tooth, Easter is a joyous time — regardless of your age. It's one of the few times when it's sanctioned to eat as much candy as you can handle. Children wire themselves up on chocolate bunnies, Easter egg gum, pastel lollipops, and squishy yellow baby chicks. Waking up to find the Easter egg basket full of sweets is one of the great memories of childhood, nestled right in there with Christmas morning and visits from the Tooth Fairy. If you're in charge of filling up a basket this Easter, think about skipping the conventional candy aisle and picking up some greener, organic treats. If you're near a natural grocery story like Whole Foods, you can find a wide variety; if you don't live near a store selling organic treats, you can always turn to the Internet. YummEarth, Sugar Coated Organics and the Natural Candy Store are good sources for organic candy.