Creatively Sustainable All-Hill Halloween
All-Hill Halloween is a yearly event at UCLA On-Campus Housing. Each year, more than 2,500 kids from community centers and elementary schools are invited to do their trick or treating at UCLA, going hall floor to hall floor instead of house to house.
The children, aged 5 to 10, arrive by bus from economically disadvantaged Los Angeles neighborhoods. The students provide the kids treats and act as guides through the elaborately decorated residence halls.
This year, the traditional orange and black Halloween colors were tinted green. Instead of the Decorating Contest that usually accompanies the event, this year students competed to make their halls the most “creatively sustainable.” Each floor was rated on the follow: reusing of products/materials, reducing amount of products/materials, recyclability of products/materials, creativity and educational value.
As usual, the All-Hill Halloween was a great success; however, this year a huge amount of paper was saved in addition to hosting a great event. Based on last year’s purchases, just the Dykstra and the De Neve buildings alone saved 500 pounds (30,000 sq. ft.) of paper. That’s enough paper to cover half of a football field including the end zone!
KABC did a news story about the All-Hill Halloween event and you can view the video online.
Check out KABC's news story
Published: Saturday, November 15, 2008