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
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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
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
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.