Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays, but I do I hate to think how much candy corn I have wolfed down over the years. The evolved me, the one who reads labels now, knows that this stuff is about as healthy as eating upholstery stuffing.
That’s why I appreciate Green Halloween so so much: A few years ago, Corey Colwell-Lipson decided she’s had enough. Enough of all the junk food, the wasteful packaging, the dumpsters full of costumes, severed-arm decorations, and other trash on November 1st. Corey said, Let’s fix this holiday. She asked, Why can’t we make this holiday healthy and safe?
Answer? We can! Green Halloween is in year five: a “healthy, safe and eek-o-fabulous Halloween revolution.” And all the scary delicious fun is intact, complete with a National Costume Swap Day, a bag design contest, and thousands of Halloween events around the country with goodies from sponsors like Honest Tea, Angel organic candy bars, and Stretch Island Fruit.
Practically Green is a proud sponsor of Green Halloween, and we’ve created a special Green Halloween Badge to get this party started!
The Green Halloween Badge rewards you for making healthy green choices for this popular family holiday, including costume selection, face paint, trick-or-treating bags, candy — even eco-friendly cocktails for the adults! Go get it!
Complete any six of these actions, and the stupendous pumpkin is yours on your Practically Green dashboard!
Watch Corey explain more about Green Halloween in her fabulous witch costume:
To read all about Green Halloween and find fun events near you, visit GreenHalloween.org. You can learn how to get involved locally, sign up for the super nifty newsletter, and get fab DIY costume ideas, recipes, upcycled décor how-to‘s and more. There‘s even a trick-or-treat bag design contest for kids! Join the growing Green Halloween community on Facebook and follow @GreenHalloween on Twitter.