According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spend upwards of $5 billion on the spooky celebration annually – and that adds up to a lot of plastic masks, candy wrappers and fake tombstones. Jodi Helmer, author of The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference inspired these couple of tips for making the black and orange holiday a little more green.
Host a costume swap with the neighbors (or friends).
Choose natural decorations: Bails of straw, colorful mums and a handful of gourds are great seasonal decorations that can be composted on November 1st. If scary witches hanging from the oak tree and plastic pumpkins on the front step are a must-have, scour secondhand stores.
and we humbly suggest, you spend some quality halloween time outdoors on Saturday, really what's greener than just being outside?
Learn more about the author at www.green-year.com.