9 Ways Witches Impact the Environment

This Hallowe’en season, what can we learn from witches about how to combat climate change?

Stylised graphic of a purple witch on a broom flying across a moon above a green forest
Stylised graphic of a purple witch on a broom flying across a moon above a green forest
Image by Hugo Hercer from Pixabay

1. Pointed hats and cloaks

A black pointy hat decorated with a purple ribbon and a buckle. There is a broom and a bat in the background.
A black pointy hat decorated with a purple ribbon and a buckle. There is a broom and a bat in the background.
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

2. Broom

A witch with long red hair sits on a flying broom
A witch with long red hair sits on a flying broom
Image by Sofia Cristina Córdova Valladares from Pixabay

3. Eye of newt and toe of frog

Two jars covered with cobwebs. Each has a label with the ingredients for a spell, including eye of newt and bat wing powder.
Two jars covered with cobwebs. Each has a label with the ingredients for a spell, including eye of newt and bat wing powder.
Image by Amber Avalona from Pixabay

4. Cauldron

Graphic of a cauldron with a green liquid bubbling out of it
Graphic of a cauldron with a green liquid bubbling out of it
Image from iconscout © Josy Dom Alexis (cc-by/4.0)

5. Candles

Photo of a candle surrounded by pumpkins.
Photo of a candle surrounded by pumpkins.
Image by Lolame from Pixabay

6. Nature

Photo of some magic spells on parchment covered with flowers and other ingredients in dark brown cups
Photo of some magic spells on parchment covered with flowers and other ingredients in dark brown cups
Image by Ann_Milovidova from Pixabay

7. Conjuring

8. Living in the woods

Cabin in the woods surrounded by green foliage
Cabin in the woods surrounded by green foliage
Image by Christoph Zimmermann from Pixabay

9. Black cats

Painting of an old woman wearing a black pointy hat and holding a broom leaning over a black cat
Painting of an old woman wearing a black pointy hat and holding a broom leaning over a black cat
Image by Jo-B from Pixabay

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