For some people, Halloween is the best holiday of the year. Are you one of them? If getting candy, dressing up, and decorating your home is what you live for every October (or September….) then you’re our kind of people. While Halloween is a great time to have fun, it’s also a time with increased waste. Candy wrappers, cheap Halloween costumes, old decorations, and more all lead to a lot of junk ending up in landfills come November 1st.

Learn how you can make your Halloween celebration a time of fun—without the waste and prepare to have a Green Halloween.

1. Get Solar Powered Lights

There are many ways we can save energy, one of them is being more aware of what types you are using throughout the holidays and whether they can be powered with solar energy. Solar-powered outdoor lights for your walkway are a great way to have a green Halloween. Light the way for trick-or-treaters with eco-friendly solar lights.

You can easily find basic solar-powered lights for your walkway at your local hardware store. Solar power is a great way to start saving energy and money all at the same time.

2. Solar Flashlights

Did you know that your flashlights can be powered by the sun? This is a great way to help save energy while trick or treating with your little one. Once it is fully charged it can last up to 8 hours—no battery required.

3. Use Reusable Bags for Trick or Treating

Doing this one simple thing will help produce less trash in landfills and in the oceans and is a great step towards a green Halloween. Using reusable bags will help you get in the habit of being more aware of the trash you produce and it will help minimize your carbon footprint.

4. Shop Online and In Bulk

When you go online you can buy more candy in bulk and reduce your gas usage which will, in turn, help reduce pollution in the air. Buying candy in bulk and in a mix will also lessen your trash and will give your trick-or-treaters more variety to choose from than just a single bag of the same candy.

What Is a Carbon Footprint?

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to, directly and indirectly, support human activities. With the vast amount of information that we have about helping our environment and making it safe for our future generations, it’s no wonder that we need to be more aware of our carbon footprint and how much we are harming our Earth.

Slowly changing the way we do our daily activities and how we approach special occasions by being more eco-friendly will help us make the world better for future generations. Just by changing a few simple tasks we can make our air and wold cleaner and less polluted.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Spring Power & Gas

While you might not live in a region where going entirely sustainable is a solution, you can take action to offset your carbon emissions and reduce your carbon footprint with renewable energy credits. Find out how you can support a clean environment and have a green Halloween by contacting Spring Power & Gas today.