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Archive for November, 2009

Meet our friends at NAU (a blog introduction)

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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Do you know about NAU?

Nau is the hip, visionary, sustainable clothing line developed by a company that actually considers it’s impact on people and planet. (We know – what a concept.) We love them and we know you will, too. (What’s not to love about organic cotton, recycled poly, recycled wool and other eco fabrics? And love aside, you’ll even respect their commitment to clueing consumers in on every detail of the lifeline of their products.)

What has this got to do with Halloween? Nothing, except that Green Halloween’s founder is one of their biggest fans.

Want to see what all the buzz is about? Check them out here, and enjoy a 10% off coupon good on anything on the site, even sale items.

Promo code: NEW2NAU

Also, if you happen to live in the New York City area or will be visiting from now through December 31st, be sure to stop by Nau’s pop-up shop called Here/Nau/NYC. Get the 411 here.

Baby on the way? Do you knit? Start next year’s costume with the help of…

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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We just stumbled upon this new book by Alison Jenkins – called Wacky Baby Knits. Although we haven’t read it, we thought we’d let you know about it in case you wanted to get knitting on your baby’s 2010 costume!

Want to make the get-up as green as possible? Choose yarns made from organic wool, alpaca, silk, organic cotton, hemp, grains or other sustainable and baby-friendly material. Don’t see these options in your local store? Click here for a few online options.

Green Halloween founders featured in 2 parenting magazines

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

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Article: Sustainable season’s greetings: creative ideas for meaningful, eco-friendly celebrations that honor diverse traditions

By: Corey Colwell-Lipson & Lynn Colwell

Corey & Lynn wrote the feature article in the November/ December issue of Mothering magazine, available in stores now.

The 7-page spread is a dream come true for the mother-daughter duo because Lynn wrote for Mothering when Corey was a child! Now here they are, writing together on their favorite subject, in one of their favorite magazines.

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Article: The holidays, unplugged

By: Charlotte Latvala

Corey was interviewed for the November/December issue of Kiwi magazine! She’s so honred to be included in a publication she’s head-over-heels for. Lynn and Corey also blog for Kiwi, so if you’re looking for year ’round tips on celebrating green, log on to Kiwi anytime here.

Green Halloween & ChicoBag design contest winner announced!

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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The winner and two runners up for the 2010 Green Halloween/ChicoBag trick-or-treat bag design contest were just announced on ChicoBag’s facebook page!

Winning designs will soon be posted on ChicoBag’s website and Green Halloween’s website, so please stay tuned.

Congratulations to the children who created the selected designs and a high five to all who entered. There were so many incredible submissions this year! If your design was not selected, fear not – our 2011 contest will be underway in a few months.

Parents and teachers, thank you so much for your participation and support. We hope that taking part in this contest sparked some conversations about being healthy and eco-wise – even during holidays. If you would like more ideas, please see our action kits for parents and teachers, which can be adapted for almost any holiday or celebration.

Catch Green Halloween founders on their new radio show

Friday, November 13th, 2009

You follow them on Twitter. You’re a fan on Facebook. You get all the news in the Green Halloween and Celebrate Green e-blasts.

Now there’s a new way to keep up with Corey & Lynn… On their weekly radio show!

Tune in Wednesdays at 10am PST on Toginet Radio or listen on your own time by downloading the podcasts.

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This photo is of Lynn during a recent interview on NPR. Lynn and Corey actually record their Celebrate Green! radio show from the comfort of their own home in their PJ’s.

Have topic suggestions for our show? Caught our blunders? Want to be a guest? Let us know by adding a comment below…