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Eco Minute October 16, 2015

Green your Halloween this year.  According to Care2.com and GreenHalloween.org, about 25 million children celebrate Halloween and most of them get a new store bought costume every year.  Rather than buy yet another costume for your kids or yourself, consider either making one from things you have around the house or organize a neighborhood or school costume swap.  These swapped costumes will be new to your children, you’ll save money and you could reduce landfill waste by tons.  Some other sources of gently used costumes are thrift stores and consignment shops – many of which benefit local charities.  With just a little planning you can avoid those big box stores.  Also, rather than buy a single use disposable loot bag, make something that goes with your child’s costume.