I Â love browsing through bookstores. On my last visit, I picked up a book, The Green Year Jodi Helmer. I chose this book because for everyday of the year, there is a simple, inexpensive activity that will helpÂ us make important changes towards reducing our energy consumption, lower our carbon footprint, and bring us closer to sustainable living.Â As I complete each activity, I’ll check it off and be able to look back on what I’ve accomplished.
Green Halloween Ideas
During the month of October, Jodi Helmer offers simple, easy green ways we can help the environment inÂ preparationÂ for Halloween. Here is a briefÂ listing of those green HalloweenÂ ideas…
- Costumes – Rent, swap, buy from thrift stores, or create costumes from clothing and items you already own.
- Plan your route -Â Choose a safe neighborhood where you and your trick-or-treaters can walk from door-to-door instead of adding to your carbon footprint.
- Treats – Buy Halloween treats with recycable packaging such as little cardboard boxes rather than wrappers that must tossed into the trash.
- Lighting – Turn out the inside lights. Leave the porch light on, butÂ use candlelight inside the house toÂ present aÂ scaryÂ mood when you open the door to trick-or-treaters.
- Pumpkin – Use your pumpkin to feed wildlife. Smash your pumpkin into chunks and spread out in the backyard or woods. The birds andÂ squirrels will feast on the seeds and flesh. Any leftover pieces can be added to your compost pile.
Do you have Go Green for Halloween activities that you willÂ useÂ during your Halloween celebrationÂ with your family this year? If you do, please shareÂ your green ideasÂ with us on NanasCorner.com!
May you and your family have a happy, safe. andÂ greenÂ Halloween!