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Every year, millions of pumpkins are sold across the country, 99% of which were bought for making Halloween lanterns, and the vast majority of these are tossed in to the trash once Halloween is over. Think of all the land used, and the chemicals applied to grow all those pumpkins, just for one silly celebration. Some other suggestions for Halloween include: fair-trade or locally-made candy, not driving from house to house, recycled or used costumes, minimizing plastic decorations, and using canvas or reuseable trick-or-treat bags

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If you aren't ready to make that kind of commitment yet, buy organic pumpkins, and make sure every part of them, such as the seeds and the old lantern shell is added to your home composting bin. Don't have one? Now is a great time to start.

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User Comments
 BLASPHEMY!!! What next? No Christmas trees?!!
khurley44 - 1/25/2009 3:06:07 PM  


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