Parenting & Kids

Have a Green Halloween

Are you all set for Halloween at the end of the month? Why not have a green Halloween this year, and try swapping kids’ costumes with your circle of friends. To cast an even wider net, visit National Costume Swap Day.

Check to see if there is a location near you. Date, location, and details will be posted. Most of the swaps are scheduled for Saturday October 8, but some vary. Then all you have to do is bring a gently worn costume to swap for a different costume. That’s it! You’ve saved some money, and kept waste out of the landfill.

According to the group Green Halloween, if half the kids in the U.S. swapped costumes rather than buying new ones, our annual landfill waste would be reduced by 6,250 tons – about the weight of 2,500 mid-size cars.

National Costume Swap was featured on Good Morning America last fall. Take a look, and have a Green Halloween!

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