There's no escaping it, Halloween is right around the corner, and as North Texans plan their frightful evening of fun they should realize an echo-friendly celebration is easy as trick-or-treating.
At Walmart in Highland Village, sales associates are ready to guide you to the organic produce for parties, CFL lightbulbs to help ghosts and ghouls find your house and -- if you are adventurous enough to make your own costume -- you can start with T-shirts made with organic cotton.
You can spend money on a new costume, or hold a get together with your friends and swap costumes or props.
"I thought about saving it for next year instead of throwing it away this year," says Walmart customer Sarah Zabloski.
You can even use a fabric grocery bag for all the candy you expect to collect.
"It's bigger, and it costs less," said Brad Cullum, a Walmart Manager. "Those bags are only $1 per bag, and you can use those for trick or treating."
The inside of a carved pumpkin doesn't have to be thrown out. A person can bake the seeds or use the filling for pumpkin pie.
Other eco-friendly ideas:
To add to your creepy décor, use organic cotton balls to make spider webs and an old sheet to make ghosts.
Think of costume ideas that can be re-used, like a football or hockey jersey.
Walmart also offers a Shake and Shine OmegaLight. The 9 inch battery-free shake flashlight is powered through kinetic motion to shine its LED lights through the neighborhoods.