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.

Decorations

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.

Go local

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.

Pumpkin Guts

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.

Spooky bakes

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.

 

Maggie Dodson
Maggie Dodson

Maggie Dodson is a creative writer living in New York City. An avid hiker and film buff, she spends most of her days sneaking wine into movie theaters and climbing mountains in the Hudson Valley with her husband and rescue dogs, Billie Holiday and Walnut. For book + wine pairings and her merry misadventures, follow Maggie on IG at @maggiesdodson.



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