White House's Easter Eggs to be Made from Sustainable Wood

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Souvenir eggs from this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll will be made of certified sustainable wood and have recyclable packaging also made from sustainable sources. Photo: White House, by Chuck Kennedy

This year, Earth Day and Easter hit the calendar within days of each other, so it’s only fitting that the annual White House Easter Egg Roll is aiming to be greener.

This year’s souvenir 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.  Available in four pastel colors, the eggs feature the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady.


Packaging for the souvenir egg is designed to be easily recyclable through local recycling programs. Made from paperboard certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the packaging features eco-friendly vegetable oil-based inks and a water-based coating.

All children under 12 years old receive the White House Easter Egg as a souvenir when they attend the Easter Egg Roll on the White House’s South Lawn on Monday, April 25.

Souvenir eggs are also available to the public for purchase through the National Park Foundation.

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