Halloween is not often a holiday associated with sustainability.
Come to think of it, not many are...but at Trek Light Gear, we believe in leaving the world a better place than we found it, which means incorporating sustainability into our daily lives.
This Halloween, we’ve come up with a few ways you can dress up as a ghoul, goblin, or a Game of Thrones character without having to sacrifice being green in the process.
Lights, blood, makeup, oh my! Decorations are an essential part of Halloween - and we’re not suggesting you skimp on them.
Instead, head to a local vintage store or search your closets for everyday items you could use to turn your house into a spooky haunted home.
Got packing peanuts? Paint them to look like worms and voila! You’ve got creepy crawlers without having spent a dime.
Local farms are a great way to keep things sustainable.
Visit your local apple orchard for pumpkins, apples, and cider.
Buying from a store might be convenient, but supporting your local farmers goes a long way and makes for a great outing.
If you’re purchasing pumpkins for Halloween, put them to good use.
Toast the seeds, make dog treats, turn the inside into soup; you can do more with a pumpkin than turn it into a Jack-O-Lantern.
Put your baking skills to the test and make treats from scratch.
Yes, everyone loves a Snickers bar, but they also love homemade treats.
Try Pinterest for some scary recipes that’ll have you screaming (for more).
Reusable is Key
If you have kids or you yourself are going trick-or-treating, bring along a reusable item for candy.
A pillowcase is a classic staple, but a small bucket works too. Use something that can be reused and recycled year after year.