If you can't sew and smaller stores are too expensive, thrifting is pretty fantasticaly eco-friendly. Reducing the consumption of raw materials by reusing and recycling old garments is relatively cheap, super Goth-appropriate, and fun. And you can thrift more than clothes! Furniture and home decor are huge areas of thrift stores and there's so much you can do with a little bit of paint.
(Bonus tip: When washing clothes that you bring back from thrift stores, wash them in cold water. The cold water will preserve the color of the clothes better and when the water isn't heated up you save energy--and money!)
Reducing pollutants isn't the only way to help the Earth, you can also reduce the impact you have on the creatures that share the planet with us. Researching which cosmetic and hygiene products test on animals and then consciously avoiding those brands is a great place to start. I was disappointed to hear that Urban Decay, a long-standing vegan and cruelty-free brand of makeup, was being bought by a company which tests on animals, but they aren't the only option! Check Etsy for great options!
(Bonus tip: Avoiding aerosol hairsprays or only using a little bit ill definitely improve your teasing skills and the atmosphere.)
I'm sure you're sick of hearing RECYCLE but let me tell you that RECYCLING is still pretty important. Unfortunately, the recycling business isn't perfect, but there is more you can do at home. Saving fabric and paper scraps from larger projects for other ones is a fantastic way to keep them from ending up in a land fill.
(Bonus tip: If you want to make pillows or something similar, instead of buying the filler from a big-box store, visit a thrift store and buy a bunch of t-shirts to shred up instead. Therapeutic and eco-friendly!)
What are your guys tips for living an eco-friendly but spooky life?