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Green Your Halloween!

Halloween is around the corner… It’s the one time of the year you should pretend someone whom you’re not!  But don’t give up your green habits in the meantime.

Here’s some ways to Green Your Halloween, whether you’re dressing up, dressing up the kids or giving out treats:

  • Staying at home? Rather than giving out corn-syrup filled crap, distribute organic or vegan treats to the trick-or-treaters.
  • Reuse or recycle your halloween attire: Find a friend with a similar size as you, and try trading previous Halloween costumes.  Or, be creative with your wardrobe to mix & match clothes to come up with something new! Be Greek with a cotton bedsheet toga or use leggings and crop an oversized t-shirt to flashback to the 80s!
  • Lessen your carbon impact: Carpool to scary functions, use evites instead of paper invitations
  • Go local: Choose local, organic pumpkins!
  • Give kids reusable grocery bags or pillowcases for trick-or-treating instead of plastic bags or buckets

Readers, how are you greening your halloween?

Posted by Julie

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

5 thoughts on “Green Your Halloween!

  1. Thanks Trina! I love the National Costume Swap day idea – what a great way to get the kids thinking too! You’ll have to update us if you do it again next year… Hope your trend continues.

  2. I am planning to deconstruct an old bridesmaid dress for my costume this year to save money and reuse something I will never wear again! …Not that there is anything wrong with bridesmaids dresses…I LOVE them 😉

  3. Great idea Nic! I agree though with the muse – I’m in 3 weddings within the next year, and doubt i’ll be able to wear any of them again. Is it too early to reveal what you’ll be using your bridesmaid’s dress for?

  4. I was a tightrope walker as part of a group costume – we were the circus!! We won first place at a costume contest!

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