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October 16th                                                                                            2009

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But hurry. Offer ends tonight.

As you know, Corey (Green Halloween's founder) is a contestant in Project Green Search! 

All week long she's been neck and neck for the highest number of votes (thanks to YOU!) but this is the last day for voting and things are getting close.

Please support Corey in her work (all volunteer!) to inspire change for healthy kids and planet.

PLUS: When you vote for Corey today, you'll be granted five fabulously upcycled Karma Points. Six if you add a comment to Corey's page.

Voting takes less than five seconds. Easy, breezy.

1. Click here now.

2. Give Corey 5 points (click on the star farthest to the right only! If you click on the first you are rating Corey at 1 out of 5 stars)

3. Receive Karma instantly

Bonus: Pass the word to friend and family (via e-mail, Twitter, FB, texting, etc.) and you can help spread the good Karma!

Two for one offer: Vote for Corey's sister-in-law too, and double the love.

Who knew doing good and feeling good could be so simple?

Please click TODAY. Voting ends tonight at Midnight.

Thank you!

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Newsflash from Portland:
Corey & Lynn on AM Northwest 

This morning Corey and Lynn did a segment on Greening Halloween with AM Northwest in Portland.

In it, they show how you (and your kids) can make your own trick-or-treat bag from a scarf!

The segment was especially fun because it was shot at Portland's Humane Society. (Corey is "mommy" to recently rescued mutt, Ivy.)

View the video here



Thank you to our  2009 sponsors and partners!



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Get your green goodies!

The Green Halloween® marketplace has officially launched. It's a click-through site, showcasing some of the coolest, greenest Halloween gear on the market.

Here's a peek:

Upcycled Borris Bally skull platter
Green Halloween & ChicoBag reusable trick-or-treat bag
Handmade wool acorn set
Hand-powered, battery-free cat flashlight
Fair Trade, 100% alpaca mask & tail sets
Recycled newspaper "Happy Hallogreen®" mood pencils


Recycled card-stock Green Halloween® door sign

Do you make or sell an item you'd like to feature in our marketplace? E-mail us today!
Looking for a place to buy Green Halloween items locally? Click here.

Want to sell, buy, swap or give away gently used Halloween  costumes, decor and accessories? Post on our new community page.


Green Halloween® is a grassroots, volunteer-run, not-for profit initiative to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays, starting with Halloween. Green Halloween began in the Seattle area in 2007 and in 2008 went nationwide, thanks to wide-spread media exposure (in the US and Canada), word-of-mouth marketing and online buzz, as well as the support and enthusiasm of families and businesses all over the country. This year we'll continue to expand our efforts from coast-to-coast in partnership with health, environment and arts-related businesses and organizations such as Dr. Oz's HealthCorps, EcoMom Alliance, Arts Action League and Treeswing - just to name a few.

Green Halloween is not a single event, but a one-of-a-kind, two-month push (September-October) to educate and inspire communities about three primary issues: health, the environment and community change. We also focus on creativity, family and fun.

Although Green Halloween takes an optimistic and positive viewpoint, we are motivated to ignite change because:

  • This generation of kids has a life expectancy that is shorter than their parents.
  • The EPA considers that 60% of all herbicides, 90% of all fungicides and 30% of all insecticides found in non-organically grown foods are carcinogenic.
  • Over 6,000 synthetic chemicals are used in the processed-food industry.
  • A 2004 study found that children's behavior measurably improved after a one week diet without preservatives and artificial colors and dramatically worsened on the weeks they were given preservatives and artificial colors.
  • Coco beans used for chocolate that are grown in full sun (as opposed to shade) are susceptible to disease and therefore require heavy doses of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
  • The chocolate industry has engaged in the use of child slaves and other unethical treatments of growers.
  • Store-bought costumes, makeup and accessories may contain phthalates, lead and other toxins.
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Renton, WA 98059

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