Tis the season for black, orange and purple but let’s not forget about green! While we are prepping for ghouls, goblins and sinful goodies, be sure to try some of these simple green tips so that the rest of the year doesn’t become an environmental nightmare!
In the United States, October 31st is a night of costumes and candy. Houses decorate for Halloween, households purchase bags of candy, and neighborhoods across America will be flooded with 41 million trick-or-treaters between ages 5 and 14 according to the US Census Bureau. Costumed children will joyously fill their coiffeurs with “Halloween gold.” Of course I’m talking about candy and at the center of the Halloween excitement is about $6.86 billion worth of purchased decorations, costumes and candy according to a 2011 survey by the National Retail Federation. The same survey estimates that the average American family spends $72.31 on these items and according to MSN Money, about 7 of 10 families will participate.