I know that when you think of Halloween, you probably think of orange, but I always think green! Many Halloween products can produce a monstrous amount of waste that can haunt our environment way beyond the eerie shadows of Halloween night.
This Halloween join me in showing off your spooky Spare The Air tricks and treats by following some of these environmentally friendly tips:
- Reuse last year’s costume or donate it so someone else can enjoy your fairy wings or Dracula cape!
- Swap your costume with a friend. If you want to be what your friend was last Halloween, see if you can trade costumes with them for the night so you don’t have to drive to the store to buy your own.
- Get crafty. Decorations are fun to make and are a great way to use recycled materials. Try creating pumpkins made out of used milk cartons. Learn how here: http://bit.ly/1LoFbZF.
- Sweep the sidewalk and driveway. If your parents are expecting plenty of trick-or-treaters to stop by your house, have them clear away all the fall leaves on your sidewalk and driveway. Instead of using a hose, you can save water by using a broom instead. Best of all, you can use those leaves to add to a compost pile. Compost is a special kind of dirt you can use when you plant your garden. It has tons of yummy stuff that plants love because it helps them grow big and strong, just like you!
- Party like an eco-star. If you are going to have a Halloween party at your house, make sure to set out recycling bins for all your plastic cups, plates and soda cans!
- Check your face paint. Some face paints contain some scary, unhealthy chemicals. Make sure to get the organic or non-toxic kind!
Have a fun and safe Halloween!