At One Gin we know we can’t change the world overnight but we can change lives one bottle at a time, one person at a time, one day at a time. This belief is at the heart of everything we do and why we are about having a sustainable Halloween celebration.
Making a difference also works closer to home; even small changes in the way you celebrate Halloween this year can have a positive impact on the world around us.So here are a few ideas
1.The Teal Pumpkin Project:
As we know, Halloween is a time for eating lots of sweet sugary treats. Children all over the UK go out trick or treating and share the season with friends. But what about those children who aren’t able to participate? Children with dietary restrictions caused by medical conditions which mean that they can’t celebrate Halloween in the same way as their friends? …Well by making a small change to our Halloween preparations we can be more inclusive this Halloween.
The teal pumpkin project was started in America by ‘Food Allergy Research & Education’ (FARE) and every year it makes a small positive difference to someone’s trick or treating adventures.
In order to get involved in the project, all you need to do is buy some non-edible treats and display a teal coloured pumpkin outside your house (we’d also recommend writing up a sign to let people know what you’re doing and why). So simple and yet can make such a difference for a little vampire’s night.
2. Non-bake Halloween treats:
Save on electricity and have a more sustainable Halloween. Try this delicious spider web design cheesecake:
Or for a healthier option, how about these monster bell pepper salad cups?:
Stay away from plastic bags or buckets this Halloween. Try using a reusable bag or bucket instead (or a pillow case for a ghostly effect…). Decorate these as necessary…
4. Ditch the plastic
Make some sustainable Halloween egg carton bats and leaf ghosts. This is a great way to re-use your empty egg cartons and to clear away a few fallen leaves. And a very lovely way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon en famille.
Why not check out @tonledesign on Instagram and take part in their October tonlé activist challenge? All they ask is that you create Halloween decorations or costumes using sustainable items.
5. Enjoy a warm drink that makes A DIFFERENCE
One for the grown-ups, while bringing the kids trick-or-treating keep warm with a flask of our delicious hot One Gin cider. One Gin supports the work of The One Foundation funding clean water projects in the worlds poorest communities.
750ml good quality dry cider
150ml One ‘sage’ Gin
2 x mulling spice bags (available from supermarkets)
Peel of 1 orange & 1 lemon (discarding the pith)
1 orange & 1 lemon sliced
Add mulling spice bags, orange and lemon peel slices and cider to a saucepan and warm gently. Once hot, stir in honey, add One Gin and ladle into mugs to serve.
We, at One Gin, hope that these tips have been helpful. Have a very happy and
Author Anjula Nathan – One Gin Marketing Assistant