Halloween

Halloween

Summoning up some eco-friendly Halloween fun this holiday isn’t as frightfully hard as you might think! As one of the most popular holidays of the year, its potential impact is pretty big:

  • 5 to 10: The number of pounds of Halloween candy the average Halloweener is likely to collect and consume each year.[1]
  • 36.1 million: Number of potential trick-or-treaters in 2006 between the ages of 5 and 13.[2]
  • 1 billion pounds: Weight of pumpkins grown by the top pumpkin producing states in 2006. Illinois was the top producing state with 492 million pounds of pumpkin produced. Other orange-patch states include California, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.[2]
  • $2 billion: The dollar rise in Halloween spending between 2005 and 2007, putting the average per-person price tag for Halloweeners over $60.[3]

It’s enough to send any eco-minded trick-or-treater running home to their haunted house, but there are lots of easy solutions to green your Halloween and enjoy an earth-friendly night of spine-chilling fun.

Comments

10/15/2008
9:27am
om

here's another fun halloween tip: serve pumkin or squash soup INSIDE a miniature pumpkin that you've hollowed out.

10/26/2009
3:32pm
TribalBaby

I must say this advice on 9 Green Tips is fabulous.

Recycled costumes are great - We are having our first ever Halloween Party (Aussies) and I made my baby a Mummy costume out of his Dads old workshirt - cut off the sleeves, turned them into pants and added strips of the torn up shirt to the pants to look like bandaging.
The rest of our costumes were sourced from the Op Shop. I painted the detail onto my 4 year old's Ben 10 costume - easy and cost $2, is recycled and also reused.

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