Ok, sometimes I might take it a bit overboard in my attempts to lure people to live more green. If you found offense in my post If it's Yellow, Let it Mellow. If it's Brown, Flush it Down, I hope this reading can convince you not to run away yet. Below you will find some manageable suggestions to lighten the environment's load of just a bit of our holiday-consuming-ways:
•· Buy a Recycled Costume-I mean really? Is it necessary to be the first one to wear it? Value Village has loads of used goods (although they are starting to sell more and more of those new costumes that come in the plastic bags...overlook those...there is a used section) or check out a Goodwill or your local thrift store.
•· Rent a Recycled Costume- Looking for something really unique and afraid you won't be able to find the necessary accessories at a thrift store? Check out for Champion Party Supply in Seattle for costumes that can be rented by the day.
•· Trade a Recycled Costume-I just pulled out my costume box from storage and low and behold, there are at least three different costumes there. Have a get together with a bunch of friends and trade costumes.
•· Dim the Lights: Isn't the point of Halloween to get spooked? Dim those lights and set the mood or just light candles.
•· Offer Healthy Candy Alternatives: How about offering snacks that actually do a body good? A box of organic raisins, an organic fruit bar, a granola bar, nuts, a trinket or a treasure, or an organic juice box.
•· Use a Pillow Sheet for a Candy Bag: No need to go out and buy one of those plastic pumpkins that will end up in a landfill. Pull off one of your pillow's sheets or use one of the reusable bags you use when you grocery shop (you do use those right?)
I am sure this list is just the tip of the ice-burg...
•¬ Please feel free to leave me comments with other ways we can GREEN HALLOWEEN. Everyone, please, BE SAFE and watch the streets for little ones.
Have a HAPPY HALLO-GREEN!