Magazine

4+1 Greener Alternatives of Balloon Releases

Balloon releases might seem joyful new traditions but they have tremendous effects on the environment. We collected greener options that will make your celebrations eco-friendly!

In the last few years ballon releases became increasingly common, especially in the wedding and graduation season. Yes, they do look pretty, we won't agrue with that, but those balloons will eventually fall down,  and often end up in natural waters or lands. An animal can confuse them with food, get mingled into it, or they simply pollute a pristine stream or forest. No matter what happens, there's no happy ending for these balloons.

On the day of the celebration they might look this pretty:

But later that day they can potentially kill an animal:

 

We get it that you want to celebrate big life events with symbolic traditions, so we collected some tips that can make any festivities  beautiful and eco-friendly at the same time!

 

1. Plant a tree together!

Just imagine what would happen if every graduating class planted a tree to commemorate their friendship and community! The class grows further and its branches go in different directions, but it roots are common. Above the beautiful symbolic meaning, this would be a great gift to every living being on planet Earth. One large tree can supply a day's supply of oxygen for four people, and it can absorb as much as 21.77 kgs of Co2 per year.

You can plant it in the school yard or in a park nearby. Just make sure to talk with the owner of the place, so they won't cut the tree for a long time.

You can make a little sign with the graduating class or your names. The tree can be your special meet up point for future reunions!

By the way we take what we say seriously! We planted 10 trees to celebrate our 10th birthday!

 

2. Seeds of love

Give people little packets of seeds! Everyone can plant these at home, and nurture them just as the relationship. You may eventually end up in distant cities or countries, but you can always remember each other when looking at the plant. Call or text your loved ones whenever you water the plant! ;)

 

3. Floating flowers or leaves

If there's a stream, river or beach nearby, go and throw some flowers or beautiful leaves in the water. As they float away you let go and say farewell to everything you are leaving behind, and you create space for the new experiences. Just make sure there are no plastic or non-degradable ties on the flowers! 

4. Time capsule

Stuff the time capsule with objects that bring back awesome and funny memories, or write down hilarious anecdotes, and put some funny pictures in there as well. You can even make predictions about the future and check them out if they worked on the 10th reunion.

+1 Create your own green tradition!

Be the innovator! Learn from the past or imagine the future! Figure out your own green tradition and share it with us! This way we can all make big life events easier on our environment!

Please share this article if you see that someone is planning a balloon release! They might not know that there are alternatives, and let's hope we can change their minds for the sake of life on Earth! :)

© Ecoizm.com

Related articles
Washing Up with a Squash?

Washing Up with a Squash?

An all-natural sponge? No we are not talking about the sea creature! At first glance you’d think it’s just a piece of squash, yet it is so much more!
We Dare You to Eat Your Plate!

We Dare You to Eat Your Plate!

A new 100% natural, edible alternative of plastic plates could help ditch the plastic waste of large events. Find out more from our article!
E.U. Looks to Stop the Flow of Plastic Trash into Our Seas

E.U. Looks to Stop the Flow of Plastic Trash into Our Seas

Find out what can be done against plastic pollution in our seas from this article of News Deeply!
It’s official! EU considers BPA an endocrine disruptor!

It’s official! EU considers BPA an endocrine disruptor!

This is a huge deal for our environment and human health too, as it is necessary for the strict EU level regulation of endocrine disruptors in the future.
Disposable Water Bottle? Not Cool!

Disposable Water Bottle? Not Cool!

Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is increasing - producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy. Stop this insanity and choose reusable!
12+ Products that Help You Cut Waste

12+ Products that Help You Cut Waste

The zero waste movement is getting more and more popular, which is great news for the environment and us in it! Want to join in? Read our tips!
Related products
Bee-friendly flower seed mixBee-friendly flower seed mix
On stock
€1,2 €1,2/pc(s)
Add to cart
- 29Organic seeds - Yellow cherry tomatoes - Lycopersicon esculentumOrganic seeds - Yellow cherry tomatoes - Lycopersicon esculentum
On stock
€3,5€2,5 €2,5/pc(s)
Add to cart
- 29Organic seeds - Spinach - MatadorOrganic seeds - Spinach - Matador
On stock
€3,5€2,5 €2,5/pc(s)
Add to cart
- 29Organic seeds - Genovese basilOrganic seeds - Genovese basil
On stock
€3,5€2,5 €2,5/pc(s)
Add to cart
PopularRedecker Dishwashing Brush with Replacable HeadRedecker Dishwashing Brush with Replacable Head
On stock
€3,1 €3,1/pc(s)
Add to cart
PopularLoofCo Washing-Up PadLoofCo Washing-Up Pad
By request
€3,5 €3,5/pc(s)
Add to cart
Organic Seeds - Swiss Chard - LucullusOrganic Seeds - Swiss Chard - Lucullus
out of stock
€3,5 €3,5/pc(s)
Organic Seeds - Oriental Salad MixOrganic Seeds - Oriental Salad Mix
out of stock
€3,5 €3,5/pc(s)
Redecker Flax YarnRedecker Flax Yarn
On stock
€4,5 €4,5/pc(s)
Add to cart