Halloween is only a few weeks away and like many moms, I have been thinking about costumes, accessories and candy!
Want to Green your Halloween, but not sure where to start?
Utilize resources available that are already online such as Green Halloween (a program of Ecomom Alliance) and EWG (Environmental Working Group).
- Neighborhood action kit
- Parent action kit
- Teacher action kit
- “10 Easy steps” (tip sheet)
- Green Halloween posters: small and large
- Green Halloween® logo
- 2010 Sponsors sheet
- 2009 5x7 Postcard
- Green Halloween® Blurbs, Articles, "Tweets" & More
- Pick play make up carefully
- Skip the colored hairspray
- Burn more eco-friendly candles (if at all)
- Don't wear synthetic face masks or teeth
- Offer treats that you would like your kids to receive
- You can read the rest of the tips here
Participate in National Costume Swap Day (Today, October 9th - Nationwide). Find one in your area here. Since my original post about this National Costume Swap Day, two new swaps are happening in Cleveland, OH and Shaker Heights, OH! If your Town or City is not participating in a swap this year, consider organizing one for next year 2011! Many swaps are put on in collaboration with local green businesses and even National Retailers like Whole Foods.
There are also online swaps available from websites such as thredUP!
Purchase new items that are more eco-friendly or Organic:
Shop for Halloween goods online from places like EcoMom.com for eco-friendly costumes, accessories, make-up and treats!
Shop for Organic Candy from places like Amazon.com.
Amazon.com offers Organic Candy for a reasonable price. You can currently get 125 YummyEarth Organic Lollipops, Assorted Flavors for $12.63. Subscribe & Save and get an additional 15% off!