Make Your Halloween More Sustainable!

10.17.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

With Halloween right around the corner, it seems only appropriate to discuss ways that we can be more environmentally friendly  with our celebrations! Sometimes sustainability seems too hard or expensive but there are definitely ways to celebrate this holiday while considering the impact that you have on our environment. Here are some tips on how to make your Halloween more sustainable (and also more fun!)

  1. Reuse costumes! By trading costumes with friends, visiting your local thrift store, or mixing up old costumes, you can reduce your consumption of consumer goods and also save money!
  2. Purchase organic and fair trade chocolate candy! By doing this, you can spread the word about the importance of these types of treats and also show your support for sustainable candy options.
  3. Turn off the lights! Save energy and set the mood by shutting off your lights and use candles to illuminate your space.
  4. Walk! In many situations, there is no need to drive around to your trick or treating destinations. Save gas and reduce your carbon emissions by walking or riding your bike!
  5. Watch out for litter! Keep your eye out for unwanted candy wrappers cluttering the ground. While you are out, carry an extra bag for any trash that you may come across  during your trick-or-treating adventures.
  6. Save your seeds! Roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious treat that you can easily make after carving your pumpkins. Yum!
  7. Compost! Once your pumpkin has spoiled, don’t be afraid to throw it in a compost pile so it can decompose into healthy soil for next spring!

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Kara Foley

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