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Green your Halloween

2012 October 25

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.

    Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in Greenversations are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

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    1. Anonymous permalink
      October 31, 2012

      I did the pencil thing once and the kids didn’t go for it. I will do the recycle the costume and we also buy them from the thrift store so it is a great thing all around.

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