This week Midwest Radio spoke to Sharon Cameron from Mayo County Council about ensuring the best ways to make Halloween a sustainable and environmentally celebration.
Did you know…
- ‘trick-or-treating on foot’ reduces carbon emissions and burns calories simultaneously.
- Pumpkins can be composted to enrich soil, reducing landfill waste and benefiting gardens.
- Many bat species help control insect populations, making them eco-friendly allies on Halloween night.
Why is environmental conservation this time of year so important?
- Protect the planet by minimising waste, conserving resources, and promoting sustainable practices during Halloween.
- Safeguard ecosystems and wildlife by reducing plastic pollution and energy consumption associated with Halloween festivities.
- Promote awareness of climate change and sustainability to inspire future generations to protect our planet.
What can I do to be environmentally friendly at Halloween?
- Choose reusable decorations, opt for eco-friendly costumes, and hand out sustainable treats.
- Reduce waste by using compostable or recyclable party supplies and avoid single-use plastics.
- Walk or bike for trick-or-treating to reduce emissions from car transportation.
Here’s a few websites if you want to know more!
www.mayo.ie for up to date information within the county