EEK-O-Friendly Halloween


It is estimated that Americans will spend $6.9 billion this year on Halloween. With more and more people joining in the festivities, especially college students, and Americans spending more and more money, it’s important to think about how you can minimize waste and be more EEK-O-Friendly.

Purchase a pumpkin from your local farmer’s market rather than the grocery store. When carving your pumpkin, seeds can be roasted and innards can be used for pumpkin flavoring in the latest pinterest recipe. Afterwards, you can compost the pumpkin or place it in your green bin.

When planning for costumes for you or your kids, check out local thrift shops, look to rent, swap with your friends and their kids, or DIY. This alone can help reduce 6,250 tons of landfill waste from costumes each year.

Get crafty and creative with your decorations. Upcycle household items into spooky decorations. Store them and reuse for next year.

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How will you go green this Halloween?