October 15, 2008
Have a Green Halloween
Halloween is around the corner and the folks at "Green Halloween" are ready to scare up some fun and teach children how to be more eco-minded for this favorite holiday, which typically lends itself to many indulgences.
One of their many go green ideas is "reverse trick or treating," wherein kids hand out Fair Trade chocolates to raise awareness and help end poverty among cocoa farmers. Engaging in this activity is also a wonderful way to celebrate Fair Trade month this October.
The Green Halloween site is a savvy resource for parents, and it includes sections on hosting a green Halloween party, tips on greening the treats and tricks you hand out to trick or treaters, and some truly awesome ideas from Care2.com for eco-friendly Halloween costumes.
I LOVE their Mother Earth costume idea. I think I know what I'll be for Halloween!
Mother Earth: Wear wispy brown, green and blue clothing. Make paper animals, or attach stuffed animals to your body. Color yourself blue, brown, and green. Weave flowers and plants throughout your clothing and hair.
Halloween is a time where children are delighted and encouraged to use their imaginations and think outside the box, so it's the perfect opportunity to introduce traditions that will enable them to enjoy the festivities while caring for the planet at the same time.
Be sure to check out Green Halloween's Halloween energy saving tips too. What a great time to live by the candlelight of the jack-o-lantern at night!