Dressing up and candy- what's not the love about Halloween? All the waste, perhaps? Fortunately, there are some ways you can make Halloween festivities a little more sustainable. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Probably the most exciting part about Halloween is dressing up! Rather than buying a new costume each year, use what you already have or visit a thrift store! Chances are, you'll end up with a much more unique costume anyway, and let's be honest- the store-bought ones are usually cheaply made junk. Plus, your kids will have tons of fun creating their own!
The same goes for Halloween decorations. Use the same ones year after year and have your kids be creative in making their own! For example, old sheets and pillowcases can make fantastic ghosts for the yard!
Head to your local pumpkin patch to support a farmer in your community while reducing your carbon footprint. Carving it? Don't throw out the guts! Toasted pumpkin seeds make a delicious snack. And of course, remember to compost your pumpkin when Halloween is over.
4. Trick or treat!
Don't drive all over the city- walk around your neighbourhood and surrounding areas instead! It's great exercise and you won't use any gas.
There's no need to go out and buy trick or treating bags. A pillowcase or reusable grocery bag works great! It's sturdy and can hold a lot of candy and other goodies!
How does your family celebrate Halloween? Do you have any eco-friendly tips you'd like to share?
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