No, 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