Did you know that some of our favorite Halloween traditions can actually take a toll on the environment? SeaWorld is committed to the communities we share and our natural world, so we put together some tips to make your Halloween more “green”. Keep in mind, even the smallest efforts make a difference.
1. Rather than driving your kids around to various trick-or-treat stops, put on your tennis shoes and walk with them to save gas.
2. When your munchkins are collecting monstrous amounts of candy, provide them with an earth-friendly reusable bag or even an old pillowcase that you decorated Halloween-style.
3. Scare your neighbors, not Mother Nature, by buying used costumes for your kids. Take the creativity a step further making your own unique costume at home.
4. Chrysanthemums, or mums, are colorful flowers that are often used for fall decorations. In fact, SeaWorld Orlando has a brightly colored variety of Costa Farms mums on display at The Waterfront. What you may not know about these beautiful blooms is that they can also be used to make a natural tea that has been used for medicinal purposes. Reuse your decorative mums and research safe practices for creating a floral brew.
5. Carve a "green" Jack-O-Lantern by selecting a locally grown, organic pumpkin.
6. Use your pumpkin as more than a decoration. Bake the seeds and make soups and pies with the pumpkin meat as a special holiday treat.
Remember, SeaWorld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacular is the perfect venue to get your trick-or-treat on. With more than 4 million pieces of candy and healthy-choice options, kids and adults can visit more than a dozen trick-or-treat stations while encountering fanciful sea creatures and mingling with colorful pumpkin fish. The underwater "fantasea" at Spooktacular comes to life for its final weekend this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 – 8 p.m.