Halloween is just like any other holiday…it creates a lot of trash. From the disposable costumes and decorations to the candy wrappers and plastic pumpkin trick-or-treat containers. Don’t make one scary night turn into a scary future for our kids. Go green this Halloween with these five easy tips: Top 5 Green Halloween Tips: Make your… Read More »
Halloween is almost here! Just a few more weeks. Are you all ready? Do you have your pumpkins carved? Do you have your costume picked out? Don’t worry, you still have plenty of time & we’re here to help. Here are the top 5 eco-conscious Halloween tips for 2011: 1- Buy your pumpkins from local… Read More »
Light up your porch this holiday weekend with some super fun DIY recycled tin can Halloween lanterns. Supplies Needed: Recycled tin cans Soy or beeswax tea light candles Pencil, crayon or permanent marker Paper and scissors (optional) Coat hanger or sturdy wire for hanging (optional) Towel and firm work surface Hammer Large nail Freezer Water… Read More »
Halloween is coming up fast! Do you have your costume ready? If not, no worries we’re here to help. Here are the top 4 eco-friendly Halloween costume tips: 1- Homemade Face Paint Instead of purchasing overpriced plastic and rubber masks, or using toxic makeup, make your own face paint by combining cornstarch, solid shortening, and… Read More »
Halloween is fast approaching! Be prepared for all those treat-or-treaters this year by buying candy treats that are made from organic ingredients, and are naturally colored & flavored. When buying chocolate treats, look for fair trade goodies.
Looking for something fun to do this weekend with the little ones? How about getting a little crafty? Here are 6 super easy Halloween craft projects that use everyday items that you most likely have laying around the house. Kids of all ages can participate in making these spooky fun decorations. And not to mention…you… Read More »
Think green before you buy a bunch of orange & black disposable decorations this Halloween. I recommend buying natural items like pumpkins, gourds, straw bales and corn husks, which are all inexpensive, very festive and can be tossed in the compost pile after the holiday to minimize waste. Reusable decorations that can be used from… Read More »
Store bought costumes are often full of synthetic materials that are totally NOT eco-friendly, and most store-bought costumes are in general a wear-once-then-throw away affair adding to our overflowing landfills. So, I suggest that you make your own Halloween costume this October from stuff you already have around the house. Not only will your costume… Read More »
October is here! Time to decorate the house & yard with fun Halloween gear. Like this super neat bleeding skull candle made from 100% all natural palm wax. This eco-friendly candle is 4 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ high and will actually start to ooze a realistic blood-like red wax after about 30… Read More »
Forgo the plastic pumpkin or novelty bag for carrying treats this year. Instead, use something you already have on hand, like a pillowcase or a canvas tote. If the kids resist, point out the obvious: Way more candy fits in there!