White House Easter Egg Roll Goes Green

Easter is just around the corner and everyone is anticipating the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year’s event will have a bit of a different, albeit healthier, greener feel to it.

White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 5, 2010 with the theme of “Ready, Set, Go!” promoting health and wellness. The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. All of the activities will encourage children to lead healthy and active lives and follow the First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity. The White House will open its South Lawn for children aged 12 years and younger and their families.

Rather than using chocolate or real eggs, the White House has opted for environmentally friendly FSC-certified hardwood eggs dyed with vegetable based eggs featuring the signatures of the American President and First Lady. The White House Easter Egg Roll attracts about 20,000 people each year and invitations are issued via an online lottery.