Tuesday, October 22, 2013

11 Tips for a Green Halloween

Living green is something we should all incorporate into our lifestyle. We only have one world and we must take care of it for the sake of the future for humans and animals alike.

That being said, here are some tips to help you have a green Halloween!

  1. Make your costumes from things you have around the house. Think old sheets, pipe cleaners, old toys, etc.
  2. Shop at Goodwill or a thrift store to create a recycled costume.
  3. Decorate your house with gourds, pumpkins, pine cones and other items found in nature to reduce plastic.
  4. Make spider webs from string instead of buying them in a bag.
  5. Buy faire trade chocolate.
  6. Trick-or-treat with a canvas, reusable bag.
  7. Give preference given to locally grown or made goods. For reasons why visit this post
  8. Buy non-food items are made from Earth friendly materials such as sustainably harvested wood or recycled plastic
  9. Buy items contains as little packaging as possible, less plastic, etc.
  10. Buy what's in season, it reduces the length and energy the food travels.
  11. Most importantly, if you can go without – do! Nothing could be greener than focusing on people rather than things.


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