9 ways to Green Your Halloween
Between adding cobwebs to your home, stocking up on chocolate and deciding how to dress a goblin, you’ve got a lot on your mind. Though tradition is wonderful, there are some Halloween traditions that could do with a green makeover. But don’t be spooked so fast. Adding green to the orange holiday is easier than you think.
When the doorbell rings, welcome trick-or-treaters with tasty treasures that won’t scare the earth. Some of the basics: look for organic, as well as no artificial flavors and colors.
Whether you make your own costume, buy it used, or rent it, you’ll be cutting your Halloween waste. In no time, you’ll be casting spells and flying over trees with these eco-friendly costume ideas.
It doesn’t take a magician to save gas while trick-or-treating. Follow in the steps of emissions-free broom-travelers and you’ll be charming your way to lower emissions (and lower Hallow-costs) in no time.
Cast a spell on Halloween bag-waste by opting for reusable goodie bags made from eco-friendly materials and shine the green light on Halloween night.
This year, green "ghouls" and guys can summon the spirit of Mother Earth (and scream up some savings) by haunting their hallowed halls with "eeko"-friendly decor.
Landfills don't need to be fed, but we do! Trick your kids with a healthy treat—and treat yourself while you're at it—by roasting your pumpkin seeds instead of throwing them away after you carve your pumpkin.
Give your jack o lantern a new life. Start a backyard compost pile with your old pumpkin and some fallen leaves and have rich, organic fertilizer for your garden in the spring.
Creeped out by carbon emissions? Petrified of pesticides? Find pumpkins that are locally produced and organically grown.
Show off the scariest jack o lantern on the block, without any eco-horrors, by growing your own pumpkin.