Welcome to the 25th "Green" Tips Message. This message is sent to all subscribing users on a weekly basis providing simple tips on becoming more Green! This article is part of Earth911’s “Green Eight” series, where they showcase eight ways to green your life in various areas.This week's message provides simple tips on:
8 Ways to Green Your Trick-or-Treat
1. Hand Out Organic Treats
From organic lollipops to organic gummy bears, many companies specialize in making healthier alternatives to traditional candy. YummyEarth offers organic treats with no chemical colors, artificial flavors or corn syrup, and they are easy to find, sold at major retailers like Toys ‘R’ Us and Whole Foods. Trader Joes offers a line of organic lollipops as well.
If you’re planning some good old fashioned apple bobbing or candied apple decorating, consider locally-grown organic apples as your source. Produce grown near you minimizes the emissions associated with travel from the source, supports local economies and “organic” means you won’t have artificial chemicals in your cider.
2. Autumn Menu
As the weather turns cooler, our thoughts tend to turn to warm and hearty seasonal dishes like fresh breads and casseroles. Perfect timing, as autumn yields various fruits and vegetables in their prime, ready for the picking.
Most produce in the U.S. is picked four to seven days before arriving on store shelves and shipped an average of 1,500 miles before its point of purchase. This autumn, consider purchasing local, seasonal produce for those apple pies and green bean casseroles. Apples, figs, potatoes, squash, sweet corn and pears are just some of the many foods best enjoyed this time of year.