All the packaging around Halloween-- the candy, the costumes, the decorations-- got me thinking: what if I just make one little change each holiday? By the end of a calendar year I will have earned my place on Santa's good girl list and helped the earth in the process. So I googled the question and here are 6 easy ways to make an eco-difference this Halloween:
- First of all--walk. Don't drive.
- Buy an organic pumpkin.
- Bake the pumpkin seeds for a healthy snack or simply toss into the yard for the birds.
- Compost that pumpkin.
- Pass on the plastic bags for trick-or-treating and use a pillowcase or other reusable bag.
- Dance by the light of the moon. In other words, turn off that spooky outdoor lighting. What's more spooky that an (almost) full moon?