Have a green and safe Halloween this year
Being 'green' on Halloween doesn't mean you have to dress up to look like Al Gore. You can if you want. We can lessen our impact on the environment while having a great Halloween. Below are ways to be more eco-friendly this Halloween.
Below are ways to have a safe night and also give a treat to the environment.
- visit a pumpkin farm with your children and have them pick their own pumpkins
- make costumes out of recycled and/or reused materials; you can be clever and make use of clothes you don't wear that are in your closet now
- email Halloween party invitation instead of paper invitations
- if you’re giving a party, avoid disposables including napkins, plates, cups, tablecloths and other décor
- use reusable bags for the candy (e.g. canvas bags, pillow cases)
- buy pumpkins and apples and anything you can from local markets
- collect candy wrappers and help your kids turn them into gift items like purses, bracelets and picture frames
- walk, don't drive if you can
- remind your children not to litter
- wear light colored clothing and something reflective
For more information: GreenHalloween.org
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