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The Green Halloween Guide

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The Green Halloween Guide

Halloween can be a pretty wasteful holiday if you let it, but it doesn’t have to be! And you don’t have to give up the spooky good times to keep it green.

From costumes and candy to decorations and clean-up, there are lots of places where you can make more sustainable choices this Halloween. Of course, you don’t want your green routine to take the fun out of this spooky day. I think that one of the keys to getting folks on board with making eco-friendly life choices is showing that not only is it better for the planet, but it’s delicious and festive, too!

Whether you’re just going trick-or-treating or if you’re planning a full-on Halloween shindig, we’ve got you covered so that you can reduce your waste without cutting back on the fun!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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6:20AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012


9:32AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

those mummy lanterns are SO. CUTE. ^o^
and yes i'm reading this in summer because i'm obsessed with halloween and I pine for it all year long

12:48AM PST on Jan 2, 2012

Thanks for great ideas. Had great fun while reading your ideas. Keep sharing such a nice topic ..

2:53AM PDT on Oct 26, 2011

great idea. thx

11:05AM PDT on Oct 24, 2011


10:35AM PDT on Oct 20, 2011

great ideas. Thanks!

7:01AM PDT on Oct 20, 2011

Love this.

9:12PM PDT on Oct 19, 2011

Do what you can, All Hallows Eve had different beginnings.

8:45PM PDT on Oct 19, 2011

Interesting tips: Thanks for posting.

7:41PM PDT on Oct 19, 2011

Reuse, reuse, reuse. I keep my decorations for use year after year. You just have to pack them carefully. As for costumes, start with a floor length black skirt. It can be used for Pilgrim, Witch, vampire, Civil War era, etc., just by changing the top and/or accessories.

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