- Reuse: Organize a costume swap pre-Halloween party
- Recycle: Get crafty and turn existing clothing into a costume - search "DIY costumes"for ideas
- Wrap LED Christmas lights around a pumpkin and line the walkway to your front door
- Remove seeds from a pumpkin (put aside to toast with olive oil and salt). Wipe interior shell of the pumpkin out with vinegar. Place a blooming potted plant inside and tie a ribbon around the belly of the pumpkin.
- Use glassware to entertain at parties. Or if you are using themed plastic, consider washing and saving for next year's Halloween.
- Have a recycle bin present at your celebrations.
- Compost food wastes into your fall garden.
- Use your pumpkin to create an amazing fall dish. How about a pumpkin stuffed vegetable stew from Gourmet.
- Remove the top of a healthy pumpkin, leaving seeds inside. Fill with good dirt, and a little water. This creates a self-containing pumpkin patch.
Give treats that don't have excessive packaging:
- Fruit comes in it's own biodegradable casing and doesn't require extra plastic bags. Ex: oranges, apples, bananas.
- Consider giving out non-food treat ideas that aren't wasteful (ex: crayons)
More fun sources we found to help you have a Green Halloween:
Take this quiz to see how Green your Halloween truly is via Planet Green.
Here is a great big list of healthy and earth-friendly treat alternatives for a "Green Halloween." Follow them on twitter at @greenhalloween
Thanks to @GetGreenBeWell, the 28-day Green-Your-Halloween Challenge has started. Check out some of their ideas for a greener Halloween.
TreeHugger is one of our favorite go-to sites for useful environmental information. Here is their take on how to have a Green Halloween.