Written by Laura Li
|Thursday, 25 October 2012|
BENEFITS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Processing and production of Halloween costumes that are bought in stores emit extra pollutants into the air. As with anything that is reused and repurposed, up-cycled costumes reduce waste sent to landfill and reduce the environmental costs of a brand new purchase. Even using regular clothing in a certain combination to make a costume is a greener way to celebrate this fun holiday. There are even costumes that can promote environmental awareness and sustainability!
Cost: Low, you should have everything you need already in your home! If you want to buy extra decorative items, your local arts and crafts store should provide you with enough. If the clothing you have at home isn’t sufficient for your creative needs, the Salvation Army or any local thrift store is a great resource to allow you to reuse and repurpose for a good price as well.
Time and Effort: Varies anywhere from low to high depending out what level of creativity and festivity you want to invest in your Halloween costume.
The Simplest Pleasures – Green Halloween for the Lazy Teen: Don’t have time to assemble an actual costume? No worries! Everyday clothing can be combined to be used as a costume. These easy costumes will eliminate the need to go out and purchase a costume that wastes natural resources and emits chemicals, just for an item that will most likely be worn only once.
Trick Guests with Green Treats
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|Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 October 2012 )|