Do you feel the spirit of Halloween in the air? You should, we are in a ghostly and eerie season. Halloween is a time for creativity, spookiness, and play for all no matter their age, but it doesn't have to come at the expense of the environment when you are conscious about your actions. You see, you can have a green Halloween by making a choice to go with zero-waste, being resourceful by utilizing items or things that may already be in your home to have or attend events is a way to go. This post was designed to help you explore various sustainable ways to celebrate Halloween while minimizing waste and reducing your carbon footprint. By making environmentally conscious choices, you can enjoy the festivities while taking care of the planet at the same time. Having an eco-friendly Halloween does not have to be a hard task when you know or learn what you did not know.
10 Ways to Have an Eco-Friendly Halloween
1. Use reusable bags and containers:
a. When trick-or-treating, use reusable bags or containers to collect your candy. This will help to reduce waste.
2. Use recycled paper or email your invitations or response to invitations to any events you take part in.
3. Donate any leftover candy or Halloween decorations to a local charity or thrift store. This will help to ensure that your items are reused or recycled.
4. Encourage friends to carpool, walk, bike, or take a scooter to the party or event location.
5. Provide cupcakes instead of cake to eliminate plates and utensils or if you must use utensils stop by our store and pick up a set of bamboo utensils to eat with for Halloween and beyond. The premium set comes with a straw; however, we do offer glass, bamboo, and stainless-steel straws separately too.
6. Support your local farmers and use local ingredients to make an apple, carrot, or pumpkin pie or cake in lieu of traditional sugary filled enormous cakes.
a. If feasible avoid individually wrapped candy.
7. Serve as much organic, local, and in-season food as you can. It is better for the environment and for your guests.
8. Use reusable kitchenware for all dishes, leave the plastic alone and keep it out of your home as much as possible.
9. Up-cycle and get creative with costumes & props.
a. Repurpose slightly used clothing or material that you no longer use. Make ghosts out of old sheets and tombstones out of boxes.
b. Make your own party favors from recycled goodies around your house or give each child that attends the party something more useful, maybe a small plant, toy, or packet of seeds.
10. After Halloween, compost your pumpkin instead of throwing it away. Composting is a great way to reduce waste and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden or windowcil.
Halloween is a time to show off one's innovative talents, but also spark creativity in coming up with unique costume and decoration ideas that are kind to the planet. By following these simple tips, you can celebrate Halloween in a way that is both fun and eco-friendly/sustainable for all.
Have An Amazing Eco-Friendly Halloween!