Even though the fall is (blissfully) still a few months
away, here at Green Halloween headquarters we're busier than ever. Our little
grassroots initiative has grown so big, so fast, we're huffing and puffing just
trying to keep up.
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic and ongoing support
for healthier, more sustainable holidays (while keeping all the fun). We wouldn't
be where we are without you.
Here's some of our exciting new updates:
We're thrilled and honored to have become an official
program of EcoMom Alliance! EcoMom
Alliance is a global network of mothers, working together to create an environmentally,
socially, and economically healthy and sustainable world. Their
website boasts tons of cool resources for moms (and dads) but if you are
craving in person connection, you can locate an EcoMom Alliance group near you
by clicking here.
Greening more than TWICE
In four Halloweens our initiative has grown from one city
(Seattle) to 15 (and growing) in 2010! In addition to our existing cities
(including Seattle, NYC, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Petaluma, San Francisco, Tampa and
Daytona Beach), Austin, Boulder, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and many
more have joined the ranks! We couldn't be more excited that Green Halloween is
spreading so wide, so fast; all thanks to volunteer coordinators
What makes a city "official"? Official cities have registered
Volunteer Coordinators hosting public trick-or-treat trails and/or public
events, in accordance with our 10
Guiding Principles. To learn more about becoming a Green Halloween
volunteer coordinator in new or existing cities, click here.
(Of course, anyone,
anywhere can bring Green Halloween to
their home, neighborhood, school or business. No "official" designation
required! For some simple ways you can get involved, click here.)
Zoo & Aquarium
At zoos and aquariums across America, Halloween is one of
the biggest nights of the year. Millions of people make "Boo at the Zoo" or
other similar event an annual family tradition. This year, we're partnering
with select locations to help make their Halloween festivities a little healthier
and more EEK-o-friendly by supplying healthy and sustainable goodies and other
resources. Click here to find
out if a zoo or aquarium near you is taking part; and click here to get
a sneak peek at some of our fabulous product partners
who are supplying the great, green treats and treasures.
Teaming up with Whole
Over the last three years, select Whole Foods Markets across the
country have jumped in to support Green Halloween by hosting in-store events,
sponsoring community events, donating product and by making it easy for
shoppers to find the items they're looking for by placing Green Halloween aisle
tags on healthy and sustainable treats and treasures. This year, even more
stores will be coming on board!
New locations for 2010:
Thanks to Whole Foods Market's SW region, 20 plus new stores
will be celebrating green Halloween with us this year. Look for Green Halloween
events and easy shopping in Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston), Louisiana, Oklahoma
(Tulsa) and Arkansas (Little Rock)!
And in Chicago, at least two stores will be hosting events
in collaboration with one of our national sponsors, Surf Sweets.
Stay tuned for more.
Our growing team
First we were two, now we're a team of eight plus! Check out
our updated About
Page to see who has joined the crew. Thanks so much to Idealist.org
for your help in procuring our national team of interns (who are ALL amazing,
Finally! You can now follow & like us!
Yup. Like the rest of the world, we're now on Twitter and Facebook (thanks so much to Team Weisenbach for getting us up to
speed!). So in addition to our blog and this e-newsletter, you now have two
more great places to connect with us, share your costume ideas, recipes and
photos, and get great tips for celebrating a simple, affordable and
meaningfully green Halloween.
you are one of our registered
coordinators, this section is for you! It's here where we'll
include updates, tips and resources for your upcoming Green Halloween
you are not yet a coordinator but want to join the fun, click here.
Guidebook is now available! Click here to
the guide in full or by chapter. Run a search in the document to find
to all your burning questions. The guide contains everything you need to
fabulous location, procure great sponsors, generate buzz and have fun