Halloween, like many holidays, can be a fun and memorable experience for both kids and adults. Let’s make this year a #GreenHalloween!
It can also create a ton of waste. With some planning, these eco-friendly tips will make this one a green Halloween.
- Take a walk.
Most people decorate for Halloween and fall well in advance. Take a walk with your kids around your neighborhood during the day and at night to enjoy your neighbors’ spooky Halloween decorations and festive fall décor. Don’t get in the car!
- Plan a green Halloween party
Use real plates, cups, and utensils, or purchase compostable party products. Put out recycling bins for bottles and cans and let your guests know where the bins are located. Head to your local farmers’ market and buy party food that is organic and locally grown. If your party is small, use your own cloth napkins, plates, and utensils.
- Be creative with your decorations.
Think outside of the box or packaging. Avoid buying plastic decorations from the store and have your kids help you decorate your home. Send the kids outside to look for leaves and branches and pick up pumpkins, gourds, and apples at the local farmers market or pumpkin patch. Use pumpkins as planters or… READ MORE
You may think one person can’t make a difference, but we need to show our children how to make less of an impact on our environment. As parents, we are training the earth’s future caretakers. Purchase organic food and products that contain natural, non-toxic, biodegradable ingredients and reuse and recycle items year after year to reduce the amount of trash being sent to the landfills.
Have fun trick or treating, #GreenHalloween!