This year, nature brings us a special pre-Halloween treat: a blood moon. In the US and Canada, lift your eyes skyward in the early hours tomorrow morning for the second total … [Read full article]
Halloween is drawing near, so it’s time to decide what you are going to be for Halloween. This year, why not break away from the zombie or vampire to show … [Read full article]
Halloween is just around the corner (seriously, it surprised the heck out of me). And a lot of folks are probably going to be celebrating this weekend with Halloween parties … [Read full article]
Forewarning: this may start out dismal, but stick with me!
We’ve found ourselves somehow in mid-October, and whatever your feelings are on that (be it terror that Christmas is approximately only 60 some days away or pure exuberance that Halloween is now just around the corner), when it comes to our planet and food, we’re unfortunately about to see a double amount of waste during the upcoming months.
Let’s start with pumpkins. According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), we Americans have created a demand for approximately 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins per year. Pumpkins with which we will, for the most part, use for carving and traditional fall décor, after which point, we will toss them in the trash to be tossed into the local landfill.
Is it really possible to throw the best Halloween party on the block and still be environmentally responsible? The answer is yes — it is not only possible; it is relatively easy. The following ideas may help to stimulate the necessary creativity to make your Halloween festivities a howling eco-friendly success, rather than an example of wasteful spending:
Halloween is coming up, and if you haven’t decided on a costume yet, it’s probably a good time to start thinking about one. I wrote about 10 ways to green … [Read full article]
[UPDATED: Sept. 27, 2013; see addendum at bottom] In the spirit of both Halloween and Environmental Awareness, I hereby offer thirteen environmental horror stories of anthropogenic origin. I have chosen … [Read full article]
Happy Halloween Planetsavers! If you’re like me, without fail, you are just now thinking of a Halloween costume for tonight’s festivities. As a woman, you really have only a few … [Read full article]