Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Green Halloween® have partnered to provide communities with healthy, animal-friendly and EEK-O-friendly Halloween events for the whole family.
Green Halloween and AZA are providing trick-or-treaters with ways to celebrate that are healthy for them and their animal friends. Family- and Earth-friendly events are occurring at 50 participating zoo and aquarium locations.
Events and booths will show goblins and grownups how to apply the 3Rs- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle- to Halloween activities to help create healthier traditions for kids and the Earth. For example, conventional candy will be swapped for healthier, eco-friendly treats, and families can participate in spooktacular recycled animal crafts and green costume contests.
If a local zoo or aquarium is not sponsoring a Green Halloween event, there are many great ways to participate at home. Simple tips to make your Halloween healthier and greener include:
Used to giving out handfuls? Cut back by 25%. Kids won't notice the difference, but you'll save money.
Green Halloween is a non-profit, grassroots community initiative that helps families celebrate healthier and environmentally-friendly holidays, starting with Halloween. It is a non-profit program of EcoMom® Alliance. For more information about Green Halloween or Celebrate Green or to obtain photos, contact Lynn@GreenHalloween.org
Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.
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