Holidays are a great way to spend time with your family & friends, but it is also a time for buying excessive decorative items & clothing you don’t need. Here are a few ways to green up your Halloween…
- Instead of buying new costumes and decorative items this Halloween organize a swap with your friends, neighbors and family.
- To reduce your carbon footprint take your kids trick-or-treating in your own neighborhood, or carpool if it is necessary to travel.
- Use your plastic grocery bags, reusable shopping bags, or old pillow cases to carry the kiddo’s candy stash.
- If you choose to give candy, try to buy locally! Check out Findlay Market, or Schneider’s Candy for some yummy Cincinnati treats. If you are looking for non-candy treats pick up some temporary tattoos, stickers, or crayons.
- Keep Mother Earth clean and teach your kids a lesson in littering by having a separate bag to pick up rouge candy wrappers while trick-or-treating.
- Make homemade Halloween decorations from household items like tin cans, glass jars, plastic containers and toilet paper rolls. Click here for some ideas. http://www.ehow.com/how_4548599_make-green-halloween-decorations.html
- And don’t forget the greenest decoration of all! Jack-o-lanterns! http://familycrafts.about.com/od/pumpkincarving/ig/Pumpkin-Carving-Patterns/