Nature’s Academy hopes that everyone is enjoying the fall season so far. October is a time for fun and to celebrate family traditions, but remember to be environmentally aware.
Did you know that Halloween can have a huge negative environmental impact? Though we may not realize it, holidays like Halloween provide opportunities for consumers to buy lots of throwaway items. However, we can take action to change this startling fact. This year, try not to buy plastic plates, displays or decorations and remember not to throw candy wrappers on the ground the night of trick-or-treating. The future of our planet is in our hands and it’s up to us to make a change.
Follow these few tips below to have yourselves a more “green” Halloween:
- Recycle candy boxes or plastic Halloween decorations
- Use pumpkin pulp to make delicious pies or conserve seeds fora tasty snack
- Make a homemade wreath by collecting leaves and twigs from your own yard
- Make your own costume instead of buying one
- Send your child out with a reusable trick-or-treat bag instead of a throwaway one
- Carpool with friends if your group does not plan on walking
- Make homemade snacks for trick-or-treaters
These are just a few examples of ways to be more eco-friendly this year. For more information on how to make your Halloween “green,” visit the World Wildlife Fund website for 10 Green Halloween Tips.