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Going Green: Four Ways to Have a Green Halloween

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Halloween is this Friday, and we’re getting ready to have a spooky celebration!  In honor of our favorite holiday, we thought we’d share some green Halloween tips with you. What better way to celebrate the haunting holiday than with some ghoulishly green habits!
  1. Give green treats.  Instead of purchasing a bag of mass-produced candy, try giving out treats that are green-friendly, such as organic candy, which you can often find online.  You can also hand out small trinkets/gifts such as seed packs to trick-or-treaters.
  2. Buy natural décor.  Decorate your home with natural decorations such as pumpkins, gourds, and hay.  These items have less impact on the environment since they’re not produced in a factory.  If you already have decorations, reuse them from year to year instead of buying new ones.  You can also make your own decorations from items around the house, such as bed sheet ghosts or toilet paper roll eyes.
  3. Use a reusable bag for trick-or-treating.  Ditch the plastic pumpkin pails for a reusable shopping bag or pillowcase to collect candy.  You’ll be able to reuse them even after the last piece of chocolate has been eaten!
  4. If you’re hosting a party, make it green!  Those disposable plates, cups, or cutlery will end up in a landfill, so use washable dinnerware instead.  Keep decorations natural, and buy either local or organic foods.
How do you have a green Halloween?  Let us know by commenting below.  Happy Halloween!