Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Barack Obama's Environmentally Correct Easter Egg Hunt

(CNSNews.com) – The White House announced Monday that this year’s Easter Egg Roll will be “more environmentally friendly,” with eggs made ofwood certified by an environmental activist organization and packaging that will “minimize waste and environmental impact.”

Can someone please, please, please explain to me, using little bitty words that I can understand, why it is that eggs made of trees are "greener" than the eggs that are squeezed out of chickens? 

The press release issued by the White House states that the eggs will be produced in the United States from hardwood “certified” by the Forest Stewardship Council, a non-profit organization with a presence in 50 countries and a mission “to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.”

Can someone please, please, please explain to me, using little bitty words that I can understand, why is it that involving globe-trotting bureaucrats and regulators (with a presence in 50 countries) makes something "greener"? 

The “greener” packaging for the eggs – available in purple, pink, green and yellow – is made from paperboard certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. The paperboard “uses no wood fibers from controversial sources” and the printed carton the egg comes in can be recycled. The packaging is also decorated with vegetable oil-based inks and water-based coatings.

If there's anything our President should guard against, its wood fibers from controversial sources. 
Think of the energy and resources wasted on this exercise in political correctness.  Manufacturing wooden eggs, Separating the controversial wood fiber from the more bland varieties.  Coming up with an ink made from vegetables.  Good God in heaven, the mind recoils. 

(Water-based coatings are a good thing, IMAO.  Fewer VOC's released into the atmosphere.  That part is semi-legit, but still nothing to brag about.) 


Nick said...

I didn't know that Kenyan muslims celebrated Easter.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Well, they compromise. Wooden eggs make it ok.

Anonymous said...

I'm suprised to hear the ruling regime calling it Easter and not "The Spring Holiday", their being non-Christian and hatefully prejudiced against it.