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Five Ways To Green Your Next Halloween
Halloween is an enjoyable holiday for all kids and adults alike. All the candy giving, costume making and parties are very much looked forward to. However, all of these things have an adverse effect to the environment. The production of pumpkins and its shipments leaves a lot of carbon footprints. All those candies can be quite unhealthy. Costumes and decorations from making to its disposal is not eco-friendly at all. All those parties can leave a lot of garbage lying around and filling up a lot landfills. You can start a Green Halloween revolution by making your own backyard an eco-friendly place during the occasion.
Seven Tips To Green Your Halloween Night
Green Halloween Tip 1 - Buy An Organic and/or Local Pumpkin
A locally grown pumpkin does not have to be shipped from far away places, which lessens carbon emissions into the atmosphere. You can opt to buy an organic pumpkin as well. Make sure and check that it is really organically grown. By going Green Halloween when buying your pumpkin, you helped promote the health and welfare of pumpkin planters, whether locally or abroad.
Green Halloween Tip 2 - Grow Your Own Pumpkin
Another surefire way to help promote a greener environment is to plant your own pumpkins. You can plant a small patch in your backyard. If you have extras for the Green Halloween, share them with your friends and neighbors. This would be a big help in supporting the Green Halloween way.
Green Halloween Tip 3 - Compost Your Pumpkin
After the holiday, make a compost pit where you can dispose your pumpkin, which the earth will harmlessly absorb it. It can even be used as an organic fertilizer later on.
Green Halloween Tip 4 - Give Out Healthy Treats
A lot of trick-or-treaters like to be given candy but this treat is very unhealthy and all those wrappers are so un-eco-friendly. Look for treats that are delectable yet made out of organic ingredients and have wrappings that are either biodegradable or can be recycled.
Green Halloween Tip 5 - Use An Eco-Friendly Costume
Finding or even making an eco-friendly costume is not that hard at all. Instead of buying one, look for costume shops where you can rent one that will fit with what you have in mind. Some people are creative enough to make a costume of their own. There are a lot of materials that you can use to fashion a Green Halloween costume that exemplifies the look that you want. You can use plastic bottles, old clothes, cardboard boxes and many more. Just get creative with what you can find and you will surely end up with something uniquely yours.
Green Halloween Tip 6 - Leave The Car Behind
Leaving the car behind will help lessen the carbon dioxides that are emitted daily into the atmosphere. This can even be a family activity. While the kids are going from house to house, you and your spouse can walk a few paces behind them, ensuring the kid's safety and having your exercise at the same time. This can even be a good way to just walk hand in hand with your spouse.
Green Halloween Tip 7 - Make An Eco-House Of Horrors
People go out an extra mile to decorate their house during Green Halloween. This is a good opportunity to promote environmental awareness. Make your house look haunted using organic and eco-friendly Halloween decorations. Reuse all those old Halloween decorations you have kept from last year. Beeswax or paraffin-free candles can help create an eerie effect on the house. If you are afraid that your house might burn down, you can opt to use LED lights, which are eco-friendlier. You can even decorate your lawn by putting up a graveyard made out of cereal boxes and cardboards. You can fashion them into gravestones, coffins and skeletons. Just make sure you are using non-toxic paint. You can be creative in making this an enjoyable moment without the hassle of harming the environment.