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31 Days of {Green!} Giveaways: Day 2

by Corey

Welcome to Day #2 of our

31 days of {Green!} Giveaways

Today’s question: “What’s your favorite way to green Halloween?


Today is day #2 of our month-long, trick-or-treating party for parents!

Just knock on our door (AKA blog) each day, answer the daily question (in lieu of shouting, “Trick or treat!” – although you are totally welcome to write that as well) and you’ll be entered to win some absolutely fabulous, ever-so-eco-friendly prizes.

Today’s prizes are worth $54!

Here’s what we have for October 2, 2011…

Orange Vapur anti-bottle at LiveGreene. Value $9. Ships to continental US only.


Angell Bars sample pack: 2 bars each Crisp, Dark, Snow, 1 Organic cotton T-shirt and assorted stickers. Value $45. Ships to continental US only.


Here’s how to enter:

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2. Add a comment (one per e-mail address) with your answer to the question above.

3. Comment must post before 11:59pm PST – TONIGHT

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Good luck & have FUN!

(see you tomorrow ;) )

Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.

22 Responses to “31 Days of {Green!} Giveaways: Day 2”

  1. Amanda Says:

    My favorite way to “green Halloween” is to swap costumes and costume supplies with others. Costumes are so expensive and wasteful if you buy a new one each year and do not reuse. I often trade with family and friends so I have many costumes to wear during the Halloween season. I even swap costumes for my dog!

  2. Jamie C. Says:

    Day 2 By making our own costumes out of items around the house

  3. Michelle L Says:

    My favorite way to green halloween is by giving out organic candy/snacks, donating the candy we collect while out trick or treating, making our own decorations out of trash and stuff we have around the house, and by making or reusing costumes.

  4. Kris B. Says:

    My favorite way to “green” Halloween is to buy my kids costumes at a thrift store! I save money by buying the used costumes and I am not being wasteful!

  5. sarah t Says:

    my favorite way is to costume swap or get my kids costumes at a resale.

  6. Amy J. Says:

    My favorite way to make my Halloween green is by reusing pillow cases for trick or treat bags instead of buying bags or pumpkin treat containers. You can use things around the house or markers to decorate them to match the costume (also made at home from things around the house) or just leave it plain so it can be washed and used as a pillow case again! Also, come up with costume ideas that the kids will enjoy all year round as part of their fun dramatic play clothes or donate to a local preschool!

  7. jeannine m Says:

    We used chico bages for trick and treating, instead of candy we hand out pencils that have no wrappers to be throwen away and we make ghosts out of old socks,

  8. Bonnie Says:

    We green Halloween by growing our own pumpkins and gourds in our garden for use in decoration

  9. Dawn Burton Says:

    I enjoy making costumes out of ordinary household items that otherwise might be recycled (or tossed in a landfill). Cardboard is my staple item. I’ve made popcorn container, smiley face and daisy costumes.I feel much better knowing it saves resources and the energy contribution is simply my own sweat ;) .

  10. Tanja Says:

    Our favorite ways to “Green Halloween” are to light the path to our door with mini pumpkins (we’ve grown ourselves if we’re lucky) lit with natural candles, hand out alternative treats like little treasures, natural candies or a little natural product and then compost the pumpkins to feed next year’s garden. The kids also loved doing a costume swap last year and we’ll be participating again this year.

  11. Stefanie Says:

    We make our own costumes or buy old ones at yard sales and repurpose them. Also I always save the trimmings from the jack-o-lantern, even if it’s not a baking pumpkin it is still edible and makes delicious soup, along with roasting the seeds. Afterwards, we compost what’s left. Sometimes we melt burned down candles into a new candle for the evening’s use.

  12. Nicole D Says:

    We’re the house that gives kids apples, raisins, and glowsticks.
    Also, making costumes out of thrift store finds.

  13. Stephanie Stoltenburg Says:

    My favorite way to green our Halloween is growing our own pumpkins. We also eat the seeds and compost them when we are done. We reuse all our Halloween decorations year after year. We buy used costumes and give our costumes we out grow to friends with smaller children.

  14. Karin Honaker Says:

    I use old clothes to make costumes(mine and the hubby’s)…we recycle costumes from one child to the next…mummies, clowns, pirates, cowboys, and animals(too small sweats make this years costume easy peasy

  15. Robin O Says:

    We like to hand out mini organic/fair-trade chocolates, so kids still get their treats, but we feel good about supporting ecologically responsible companies!

  16. Katie Says:

    Make your own costume! Recycle boxes to create the perfect get-up. No need to buy a costume wIth plastic.

  17. Theresa Says:

    I love finding stuff that’s been reuse,like vintage dresses or find something hidden in the cloest…..Savers and Goodwill stores are pretty nice to find stuff like SteamPunk to 80′s look…….Wigs are great and cheaper way instead spending $15 to $100 on a hairdo for that night and no hairspary invole,ether. Vintage,Costume and Handmade jewelry another way I to go green too!!!! Green,Kinda Scary and a BudgetWitch!!!

  18. Alena Says:

    My favorite way to green halloween is to be inventive! I will never forget the year that the while family went as martians. We took our long johns and died them all green. We used study around the house to make our antennae and the like. When trick or treating was over, we all headed into winter with matching marian green long johns. Reusing, repurposing, with continued functionality!

  19. Alena Says:

    Oh my, auto correct was not nice to my post:

  20. corey Says:

    Congratulations to Stephanie Stoltenburg! She is today’s prize winner (selected by

    Stephanie,we love the idea of greening Halloween by growing your own pumpkins AND hand-me-down traditions.

    Thank you to EVERYONE for all that you do to celebrate child and Earth-friendly holiday traditions… XO Corey

    (Be sure to visit our blog everyday in October to win!)

  21. Angel Lewis Says:

    Bobbing for apples of course! That’s one of the most fun green Halloween things I know of.

  22. Wendi Says:

    My favorite memory of Halloween was going with my sisters with pillowcases as trick or treat bags and it being filled with candy and costume jewelry. Then when it would get too heavy, we would run home and dump it on our bed and run back out to get more!