Green Halloween

Posted on: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 9:56am

 

Green HalloweenThe spookiest time of year is a mere two weeks away and at CHR we’re always looking for ways to make holidays greener. Here are a few tips to make Halloween fun and eco friendly:

 

Costumes

Did you know that many prepackaged Halloween costumes contain toxic dyes that pollute waterways? That’s a scary thought! This year opt for a more green getup by renting a Halloween costume or making your own out of recycled or reused materials. Your local thrift store can often be a treasure trove of costume ideas or raid your own closet. Jessica Quirk of What I Wore recently did a week long exploration of Homemade Halloween. From advanced sewing to closet pilfering, she came up with fun, unique, and often cheap costumes.

 

Candy

This year think outside of the chocolate box. Have an array of green options for kids to choose what they prefer. For some kids, getting a little toy is just as good as a snickers bar. Temporary tattoos, stickers, or crayons are available in recyclable materials if you look for them. For the kids with a sweet tooth, try healthier or organic treats such as fruit leather, honey sticks, or granola bars. YummyEarth has several old fashion penny candy favorites made with 100% organic ingredients.

 

Spread the Word

For those of you who might want to take a more active role in being green, have you heard of Reverse Trick or Treat? Instead of collecting candy, go door to door and pass out information cards and small fair trade chocolate mini. If you’re interested, hurry and order your Reverse Trick or Treat Kits today! It’s the last day! If you’d rather just see what it’s all about, check out their Facebook page.

 

Whatever it is you do, we hope you have wonderfully fun and safe evening. Do you know what you’re going to be? Write it in the comments!