Kermit was wrong. It is easy being green [on Halloween]!
Just make choices that are people-healthy, animal-friendly and Earth-conscious.
We‘ll show you how with these 10 simple steps:
- Plan ahead to avoid last-minute shopping which often limits your choices.
- When it comes to costumes and décor—reuse, borrow, swap, purchase used or do-it-yourself.
- Treat bags can be anything! For extra fun, match the bag to the costume using something you already own. Here are some ideas: purses, flower pots (cover the hole), cloth sacks, backpacks, lunchboxes.
- Choose healthier treats. Take baby steps with organic candy and honey sticks, two child-favored choices. (Honey is not for children under two years of two).
- Choose fun treasures instead of conventional sweets. Think of the treasures your child collects in her pockets—pretty rocks, coins, etc.
- If you‘re giving a party, avoid disposables including napkins, plates, cups, tablecloths and other décor.
- Walk from house to house instead of driving.
- Compost pumpkins and any other food, including leftover candy.
- Collect candy wrappers and help your kids turn them into gift items like purses, bracelets and picture frames. Find directions on the internet.
- Avoid purchasing any treats made with palm oil.
Check out www.GreenHalloween.org often for hundreds of fun, fresh ideas!