Just 12 days til Halloween! Can you tell we’re excited? We’ve been talking costume ideas over at our retail blog A Good Look by GoodwillNyNj, and all the holiday talk got us thinking: beyond choosing a low-carbon costume (i.e. go thrift!), how else can you have a Green Halloween?
- Give your kids a Halloween bag they can reuse. Find a pillowcase at Goodwill and go to town with puffy paints, and you’ll have a candy-collector they can trick-or-treat with for years to come.
- For holiday decorations, go second-hand or all natural. You can shop thrift for finds you’ll use for years to come (our stores have a huge variety of lightly-used spooky things right now), or go natural, with gourds from your local farmers market and bright, beautiful leaves from your neighborhood trees.
- Consider the wrapping of the candy you’re buying. Maybe you can find something tasty wrapped in paper instead of landfill-clogging plastic? Taffy is a good bet, as are some fruit snack pouches.
And our favorite, courtesy of PlanetGreen:
- Grow your own pumpkins. If you have the space in your yard, this will save you money, teach your kids about nature, and ensure you not only jack-o’-laterns in October but pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving Day feast.