Orange and black are the traditional Halloween colors but who says you can’t go green this year? With less than a month till this big holiday, people all over the country are gearing up for their own celebrations. You’re probably one of them, but have you given some thought to the ecological impact of the festivities? Perhaps it’s about time that you did! Let’s take a look at some ways that you can have green Halloween!
Lighten up on the wrapping. Individually wrapped candy can create so much waste, even if you don’t immediately realize it. This Halloween, why not try to lessen this waste? Instead of giving individually wrapped candy, buy candy in bulk. Not only will that help you save on the waste but you’ll probably get discounts too. Another option is to find treats that are wrapped in biodegradable material, or not wrapped at all. Fruits are a good idea.
Make your own costumes. I know it is so much easier to go to the store and buy ready made costumes, but more often than not, these costumes are made of non-biodegradable material OR the process by which they are made is not good for the environment. A good alternative would be to get creative and make your own costumes! Of course, it goes without saying that you have to choose earth-friendly materials as much as you can.
Swap costumes. If you are not so good with crafts, another way you can have a green Halloween is to re-use costumes. Naturally, kids would not want to wear what they wore last year, so what you can do is get together some friends and see what you all have. You can then swap so that the kids can have something “new” to wear this year without having to buy a new set.