Alternatives to Releasing Balloons

While we don't want you to release balloons, we do want your event to be beautiful and effective. There are many safe and eco-friendly alternatives out there to consider. Think about all the ways you can celebrate without releasing balloons or creating litter!
  1. Balloon Drop (balloons without helium--fun to bounce around!)
  2. Plant a Butterfly Garden (will provide years of habitat, pollen and nectar for butterflies and pollinators.)
  3. Plant a Tree ("When is the best time to plant a tree? 30 years ago. The second best time to plant a tree: TODAY!")
  4. Dedicate a park bench as a memorial -- people can use it for decades!
  5. Blow bubbles
  6. Throw wildflower seeds
  7. Balloon Pop (Write your "wishes to heaven" on a balloon, then everyone POPS them at the same time. No Helium needed!)
  8. Memory Garden
  9. Release of a recently rehabilitated native bird or birds (check with your local wildlife rehabilitator)
  10. Pinwheels
  11. Any other non-polluting happy thing to celebrate your event!