Halloween is a scary time these days. Ghouls, ghosts, and witches have been replaced by sugar, palm oil, and plastic. But have no fear! A low waste Halloween is possible. Whether you have kids of your own, kids in your life, or love being a kid yourself on Halloween, we have some suggestions for how to lower your ecological footprint this year.
Whether you call them resolutions, intentions, or goals, there is just something in the air this time of year - a collective feeling of reflection and possibility. We feel the itch to make lofty changes that we hope will benefit us, but these often fall by the wayside as January drags on and on and on… This year, why not commit to making small changes to your daily routine to benefit both yourself and the planet?
Stockings are a fun way to create new eco-conscious holiday traditions and begin the shift toward more mindful and low waste gift giving. Rather than plastic dollar store trinkets, fewer (but better quality) items that can be used throughout the year can be much more fun. Here are 30+ eco-friendly stocking stuffer ideas for kids!
Supporting small businesses is always important, but especially now. When you buy from a local business, you keep money in your community rather than making large corporations even richer. This holiday season, avoid major online retailers and focus instead on quality over quantity from small businesses!