National Costume Swap Day turns Halloween Green
The Halloween costume search sends kids into an excited frenzy while parents often express financial dread. Spending as much as $50 on a costume worn for a few hours creates a bittersweet feeling surrounding the holiday. In realization of the costumes from years past lining closet shelves, Green Halloween aims to benefit both families and the environment with National Costume Swap Day.
On October 8th, 2011 National Costume Swap Day calls for Americans to set up a local kids costume swap in their communities and go green this Halloween. From witch’s hats to cartoon character outfits, clean out your closets and save money while helping the environment. Green Halloween reminds consumers that swapping the costumes of only half of the children who celebrate Halloween would reduce annual landfill waste by 6,250 tons- the equivalent weight of 2,500 midsize cars!
In 2010, events took place in 23 states, as well as Canada. With that number set to grow in the coming months, Green Halloween encourages communities to get together and make a Halloween event that saves resources, money, and overall makes a difference in the environment.
Put new life back into the costumes that your kids no longer wear on October 8th while teaching your family the power of joining together as a community and recycling.