Halloween-Themed Hunt for Plastic Waste
A local group is using the Halloween holiday to teach young students about the impact of plastic on the environment. On Wednesday, the Audubon Naturalist Society, a Chevy Chase-based environmental organization, planned to host two groups of local preschoolers who will search the group’s Woodend Sanctuary for “monsters”—plastic creatures created by Montgomery County Public Schools […]more
Watch Out for Halloween Plastic Waste
Fans of Halloween are being asked to remember about plastic usage by Sea Life Blackpool. The aquarium says the event produces huge quantities of ‘pointless plastic’, such as costumes, decorations and throwaway items and wants people to start re-using them similar to Christmas decorations. Matthew Titherington, general manager at SEA LIFE Blackpool said: “We’re encouraging […]more
Halloween candy heist? Majority of parents admit to stealing sweets from trick-or-treating kids
Eighty-six percent of parents shamelessly steal candy from their children’s Halloween haul, new research reveals. A study examining America’s Halloween candy-eating habits found many sneaky parents won’t hesitate to steal treats from their own child when their little one isn’t looking or has gone to bed. Sweet-toothed moms and dads don’t just stop at one […]more
Sustainable Halloween Decorations!
Halloween is just around the corner, but when it comes to decorating your home for the spooky holiday, it can be a challenge to keep things eco-friendly. Most store-bought decorations are made with non-recyclable plastic and covered in toxic paint or synthetic fabrics. But there is no need for frivolous spending and waste when it […]more
Last Minute Tips for an Eco-Friendly Halloween
It is hard to believe, but it’s almost that time of year again when sugar-hyped witches, ghosts, superheroes and princesses will be ringing your doorbell and asking for candy. Halloween is a fun holiday for many of us, but the celebration can easily become expensive and far from eco-friendly, thanks to the decorations, candy and […]more
Keep it Green This Halloween!!
Between the chemical-packed face-paint makeup, mass-produced polyester costumes, and jumbo-size bags of refined-sugar and gelatin-filled candy, Halloween can be a tough time for those of us trying to maintain a clean, green routine. Here are some tips to keep you from straying from your conscious values this holiday: 1. Step away from the Halloween superstore. […]more
‘Halloween’ Posts Biggest Opening Weekend for a Film With a 55+ Woman as Lead
Jamie Lee Curtis has broken new ground for women at the box office thanks to the role that first made her famous: Laurie Strode, the protagonist of “Halloween” and one of horror’s most famous heroines. This weekend, David Gordon Green’s sequel to the 1978 slasher earned an opening of $77.5 million, making it the largest box […]more
DIY Recycled Milk Carton Lanterns for Halloween!
This is a great way to recycle those old milk cartons and decorate your front yard as the kids come knocking! What you need: Large plastic milk bottles Black Sharpie Glow sticks How to do it: Wash your bottles with warm, soapy water and remove any labels. Use a Sharpie to draw eyes and a […]more
How to Have an Eco-Friendly Halloween!
Halloween is almost here, and that means a thrilling holiday filled with great food and wild celebration, too much candy and impressive Jack-O-Lanterns. In most of suburban North America, cries of “Trick or Treat” will soon echo around the neighborhood. Excited young voices giggle behind dazzling costumes and spooky masks. “Trick or treating” is a […]more
The Reusable Coffee Cup for an Eco-Friendly Fall
Now that straws are out of the picture, it’s time to set our sights on the next wasteful item we could all live without. To-go coffee cups have my vote! They’re unnecessary, often unrecyclable, and produced in staggering amounts. (Starbucks alone serves about 8,000 per minute.) This fall, let’s all vow to either take a […]more