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Eco Minute October 19, 2015

You can make Halloween a little greener according to Care2.com and GreenHalloween.org.  This is the EM and I’m ES.  Next Monday is Halloween and if you still have some preparations to do, you might do them a little differently.  Instead of carving a big pumpkin, get some smaller ones and paint them or decorate them with yarn, ribbons, or other found objects.  Then after Monday you can cook them instead of tossing them.  If you don’t cook them and have vegetative scraps, be sure to compost them.  If you do have a carved pumpkin, use a beeswax candle or LED lights for decorating.   Speaking of decorating, instead of buying lots of orange and black decorations, make some out of things you have around.  If you search on “Halloween crafts” you’ll find many suggestions.    

Dr. Enid Sisskin received her PhD from Columbia University in Pathobiology. She has worked as an environmental activist in this area for more than 20 years. She is currently on the faculty of the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences at the University of West Florida. She is the creator of the Eco Minute and has produced & hosted the series 2005. Her interests include continuing to garden despite yearly failure and continues to work for environmental protection with her husband and children. She is also everyone's favorite Jewish mother and stage manager at RadioLive. Contact: enid@wuwf.org.