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The White House's Easter Eggs to be Made From Sustainable Wood

 With all the talk about Earth Day this week, and the Earth Day Celebration on campus at the UC Mall this Wednesday, what other kinds of sustainable moves are being done in the U.S.?

With both Easter and Earth Day so close to each other, the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll is greener than normal and has a theme of “Get Up And Go!”! All children under 12 years old can receive the White House’s souvenir egg when they attend the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn on Monday, April 25 at the White House.  This year’s souvenir four pastel color variety eggs are made from wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which verifies the wood’s sustainable production from the forest of origin through the supply chain. The eggs will have the stamped signatures of President Obama and the First Lady.

Packaging for the eggs is designed to be easily recyclable through local recycling programs with its certified paperboard featuring eco-friendly vegetable oil-based inks and a water-based coating.

The eggs are also available for purchase by the rest of the public through the National Park Foundation. Click the link for more information: http://www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll