"Green Halloween"

By KBJR News 1

November 3, 2011 Updated Nov 3, 2011 at 8:59 AM CDT

The traditional colors of Halloween are orange and black.
But did you know that green was another good Halloween color?

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson shows us how we can green up our Halloween this year in "Your Green Life."

Halloween is almost here and if you're going to be hosting a gathering this weekend, or doing a little trick or treating of your own, there are some things you can do to make your Halloween eek–o–friendly including local treats purchases.

"We make a lot of things here, right here in Duluth in our stores. It doesn't have a lot of extra packaging; it didn't come a long way", said Debbie Bolen with the Rockey Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Rocky Mountain's caramel is made fresh everyday, in Duluth and the variety of apples and treats they have are endless.

"We dip fresh strawberries every morning, we dip cherries in chocolate, and we dip pretzels in chocolate", said Debbie.

Using LED lights to decorate your house can help save energy. Buying 100 percent beeswax or soy candles is also a better buy since paraffin candles are made from petroleum and burn less cleanly.
And you can compost your spent jack–o–lanterns so they can stay out of the waste stream.
Happy Hallow–Green everyone!
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson... the Northland's Newscenter.

One more tip...use reusable bags for collecting candy...it all goes to reducing your carbon footprint this Halloween.

Find more Green Halloween Tips at: greenhalloween.org