Casting a Spell of Sustainability Over Your Eco-Friendly Halloween
At eveelife.com, we want to help you cast a spell of sustainability this Halloween! Spook the consumerism and unnecessary waste out of this holiday season with an eco-enchantment of simple, easy, and inexpensive practices. You and your family can have an eco-friendly Halloween that ensures the only footprints you leave are the eerie kind! Read on to find some helpful tips and tricks to help you get ready for the most magical month of the year. Your earthly coven will thank you.
Bewitching Biodegradable Decorations
Browse through any Halloween store, and you’ll find a never-ending array of cheap (and not-so-cheap) home and lawn decorations. From 12-foot plastic skeletons to Styrofoam grave markers to those silly window stickers, big-box and pop-up stores are attracting buyers with new, fun, and exciting decor. Yet, because most of these items were designed to be seasonal and are poorly made, they end up in landfills shortly after they’re purchased.
Conjure Costumes from the Closet or Second-Hand Store
Fast fashion is killing the planet. So before rushing to the store for a brand-new costume, why not raid your wardrobe to find an eco-friendly Halloween costume? With a little creativity, everyday items can be transformed. Spend a little time on the interwebs, and you’ll find a ton of inspiration like these last-minute costume ideas. Don’t have what you need at home? The thrift store is a great way to give used clothing a second life. With a little time and effort, you can create a one-of-a-kind costume that stands out from the crowd.
Take the opportunity to highlight the climate crisis and strike up a conversation with costumes like a snorkeling polar bear, the rising sea level, or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Hauntingly Reusable Bags
Those annoying plastic candy buckets that end up tossed in the garbage or found in random places throughout your house need to be ghosted. Instead, turn to reusable bags for the evening’s candy haul. Grab a tote bag or an old pillowcase that you don’t mind getting chocolate on. It’s both environmentally friendly and adds a touch of old-world charm to the costume.
Treats That Don’t Trick the Planet
When picking out candy, try to find eco-friendly packaging and environmentally friendly sweets. Look for treats in cardboard or paper packaging, which can be recycled or composted. The Natural Candy Store offers a variety of sustainable candy options. Yes, they are pricier than the average fun-size candy bar, but at least you can feel in good spirits about handing out eco-friendly Halloween treats.
Also, consider thinking outside of the box. If you’re a lover of gardens (and love to trick little kids), make and hand out seed bombs with a cute little instructional note. You might just see the fruits of your labor popping up around your neighborhood in the spring. This innovative idea helps save teeth and the planet.
A Spooktacular and Sustainable Future
As we celebrate all the things that go bump in the night during this season, remember our role as guardians of the Earth. Climate change is getting scarier by the day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy ourselves.
By integrating sustainability into our celebrations, we not only have fun but also ensure future generations can enjoy the same magical traditions in a thriving, healthy world. So, this Halloween, let’s pledge to cast a spell of sustainability and make eco-friendliness the sweetest treat of all!
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