How to Have a Green Halloween

green_ghost - green HalloweenNo, in order to have a green Halloween doesn’t mean you have to dress up to look like Al Gore or a tree hugger. That would just be a little weird. You and whatever you dress up as can be green at the same time.

Below are ways to have a safe night and also give a treat to the environment.

  • 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
  • use reusable bags for the candy (e.g. canvas bags, pillow cases)



  • buy pumpkins and apples and anything you can from local markets; have healthier choices for the trick or treaters – nutritional data for popular Halloween candy
  • use only organic food in your Halloween meals; organic is food grown with no pesticides, no fertilizers, no antibiotics and no artificial hormones
  • walk, don’t drive if possible
  • wear light colored clothing and something reflective
  • plant a tree; autumn is a great time to plant just about anything

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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