Tuesday, September 13, 2011
2011 Costume Swap
While my little pumpkin is only 14 months, we are excited about Halloween this year. I think she is going to be a bird watcher since she loves birds. While her costume is pretty simple, she has many Halloweens ahead of her and costumes to come. I am sure every parent can relate to running out last minute to find a Halloween costume or paying a high price for the perfect outfit for Halloween. That is why the annual costume swap by GreenHalloween.com is so amazing!
It can be as simple as getting together with a few neighbors or as large as a citywide event.
Costume swaps not only mean less resources are used to make new product, it also means less packaging, less transportation of the product and less waste (from products being trashed as they sadly often are!).
Swapping half the costumes kids wear at Halloween would reduce annual landfill waste by 6, 250 tons!
Swaps are also a lot of fun and can be a great way to kick off the Green Halloween� season. Check out some tips below on how to throw your own costume swap.
Tips on How To Organize a Costume Swap
Wonderful Sponsors of the 2011 Costume Swap are Green Halloween, Swap.com, Stretch Island Fruit and Kiwi Magazine.