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White House Easter Egg Roll Will Be Eco-Friendly

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Michelle Obama has quickly become a warrior when it comes to getting America’s kids healthy; her “Let’s Move!” campaign to combat childhood obesity has slowly been gaining ground across schools, and she recently influenced big chain Walmart to offer healthier options. It only makes sense then that the annual White House Easter Egg Roll will have a healthy and green twist as well.

The event will be held on April 25th, and the theme this year is “Ready, Set, Go!” In addition to live music, cooking stations, and storytelling, the Easter egg rolling will be taking place.

There, children can run to grab one of the environmentally friendly wooden eggs that will be available. Each egg is eco and green, made from FSC-certified hardwood and painted with vegetable-oil based inks and a water-based coating. Colors offered will include purple, pink, green and yellow, and the “green” egg will also feature the stamped signatures of President Obama and Michelle (keep those eggs kids, sell them in 50 years on eBay and retire happy!).

But as many of us perhaps nostalgically can recall, grabbing those hidden eggs are often easier said than done. Luckily, all 12 and under attendees of the event will receive a souvenir “eco-egg,” which are produced by the National Park Foundation.

In order to attend you had to apply to the lottery system, which closed in February. But if you’d still like an eco-egg of your own you can buy one here for $7.50.

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