• Lindsay Rootare

Episode 5: Greta Thotberg, Glitter and Ghost Eyes, Oh My! (+ Your Most Sustainable Halloween Yet!)



This week's episode gets a little spooky! Not just because I play a terrifying game with Nat Standiferd from GHOST EYES, but also because I kick the episode off talking about how to have your most sustainable, eco-friendly Halloween ever!


How do you have the most sustainable Halloween ever?

- Bring eco-friendly characters into your costume decision process? Why not dress up as a sexy Green New Deal or sexy Mermaid with a straw stuck up its nose?

- Thrift and DIY as much as possible, putting emphasis on reusable pieces after Halloween is over!

- Recycle your candy wrappers with Terracycle, or upcycle them into a bracelet!

- Use biodegradeable/ecofriendly glitter (like this one!)

- Use a pillowcase for trick or treating instead of a plastic pumpkin

- Give out candy with bio-based wrappers, like the Nestler Yes! line or Snickers.


And then, the good stuff; chatting with Nat!


This is Nat's first "No" shirt!

Guest Nat Standiferd, founder of Ghost Eyes, a Chicago-based sustainable and handmade jewelry, accessories and apparel company, joins me to chat about the value of a handmade good, how to put a price on art/your passions, the "trends" of thrift store shopping, and her journey from a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children to being a bad ass sustainable artist! We also play a game using Ghost Eyes keywords that's terrifying because it's a little cringeworthy and off key (I'm not a singer!), but ya gotta love the enthusiasm!


Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher!

The Hand Me Up Club is hosted by Lindsay Rootare.

Engineered by Adam Zucker.

Editing by Caitlin Correa of CC Media