Many things we buy or use during Halloween are disposable, used only once, or synthetic. Here are some tips on how you can green your Halloween:
-Make a homemade costume out of recycled materials or spare clothing.
-Carry a reusable bag to trick or treat.
-Hand out recycled pencils or giveaways instead of candy.
-Swap costumes with friends each year before Halloween.
-Make homemade decorations out of recycled materials.
-Be sure to only use LED or solar lights to decorate.
-Reuse your decorations next year.
-Donate your costume if you are not going to wear it again.
Wendy Dew is the Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator for Region 8 in Denver, Colorado.