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Are you looking for ways to tie your family’s love of the environment into your Passover celebrations this year? With these suggestions, it’s easier than you might think.

  • Use organic, eco-friendly cleaners for the ritual cleaning before Passover
  • Use canvas or other reusable grocery bags when food shopping
  • Buy organic matzah
  • Purchase seasonal foods and incorporate them into your menu
  • Make your charoset with locally grown apples and fair-trade nuts
  • Cook with free-range eggs and organic meat
  • Go vegetarian on your seder plate with a roasted beet instead of a shank bone
  • Grate your own horseradish
  • Serve organic kosher wine
  • Eat on durable, reusable plates instead of disposable dishes
  • If you plan to pretty up your table with flowers, look for ones with the USDA Certified Organics seal or the VeriFlora emblem, which ensure that sustainable agricultural practices have been used
  • Get creative with your Passover meal leftovers and eat them for lunch the next day