Halloween is right around the corner and if you’re looking for tips on how to make it an eco-friendly one this year, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Sunnking, we are sharing some environmentally friendly tips on costumes, decorations, gear, and travel advice, which can all help make the world a greener place. With just a small amount of creativity, you can spook the neighborhood this Halloween without scaring the environment too much!
A Halloween costume can be fun and eco-friendly with just a little bit of imagination. One option is to trade your costume, or your children’s costumes, with family members or friends. Another option is to design your own costume out of household items! Dark makeup can be used to transform yourself into a frightening zombie, bright red lipstick could accent your beauty like Marilyn Monroe, or you could even turn those old wire hangers into butterfly wings for the kids! And don’t forget to tap into some of your hidden treasures buried in the closet or shop for accessories at yard sales or resale stores.
Environmentally friendly decorations can be just as fun and easy too! Jack O’ Lanterns with soy candles can be used to light the walkway up to the front door of your home while generating a spooky vibe. Another idea is to scare your trick-or-treaters by hanging bed sheets that resemble ghosts from tree branches! The trick to keeping this eco-friendly is to use things that can be washed and reused, unlike plastics or paper. However, if you do happen to buy some plastic or paper decorations, just be sure to save them so you can reuse them next year.
And when the little fairies and pirates go running out the door to trick-or-treat, gear them up with reusable bags or containers that don’t need to be discarded after they’re used. You can use cloth or canvas bags for this, or even pillow cases would suffice. Not only are reusable bags better for the environment, but they’re also better for kids. Since paper and plastic are not durable materials, they can rip easily and spill the treats when the bags get too full. Not to mention litter can sometimes be an issue on Halloween, so remember to teach your children to throw the candy wrappers in those reusable bags and save them for when they see a garbage can!
Another easy tip for being green this Halloween is to walk or ride bicycles instead of driving. Car pooling and public transportation are other options too if you like to trick-or-treat in a particular area. Both of these resolutions can help the environment by reducing fuel consumption and air pollution.
Not all of these environmentally friendly tips are necessary to have a green holiday. Whether you are making homemade costumes, or car pooling with a friend, the idea is that a little bit can go a long way when it comes to protecting and preserving our environment. This Halloween, let your spirit run wild with imagination as you put your GREEN creativity to the test!
What is a Green Halloween?
Green Halloween is a growing trend being encouraged by people trying to Live Green to apply the 'green' concepts to Halloween.
The main focus is of Greening Your Halloween is to be making eco-friendly, earth-friendly and healthier choices when it comes to the food, the costumes, the decorations and the activities people are choosing to celebrate the Halloween Holiday.
Costumes - Reused, Made from Reused or Recyclable items
Decorations - Reusable or Recyclable ones
Activities - Carnivals, Trick or Treating with emphasis on the 'treats' (treating others or volunteering)
Costumes - Store Bought
Decorations - Store Bought
Activities - Trick or Treating, with emphasis on the 'tricks'