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Announcing the NEW Green Halloween® Marketplace on!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

by Corey

We’re over the (full) moon! Excited to present to you the brand-new Green Halloween® Marketplace on the one-and-only!

Not only are we thrilled to help the greening of Halloween becoming easier for parents seeking safe, sustainable alternatives to conventional Halloween products, we’re so very grateful (and proud!) to be EcoMom’s non-profit beneficiary partner. (15% of sales will support the Green Halloween initiative!).

Here’s some of the eek-o-fab items you’ll find:

2011 limited edition Green Halloween ChicoBag

Designed by the 13-year-old winner of last year’s design contest. (Your child can enter to have his/her drawing selected for next year’s bag! Info here). Resusable (and washable!) year after year; a new Halloween tradition for your child. p.s. If the bags show as out of stock – not to fear. New bags are on the way!

All-new, Mineral Based Face Paints from Terrafirma

You may have read Campaign for Safe Cosmetic’s 2009 report in which 10 of 10 brands of face paints tested contained lead, a powerful neurotoxin. Since up to 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into the body, lead in face-paints is a definite concern for many parents. That’s why we’ve partnered with Terrafirma to create the very first line of lead-free face paints that are bold and vibrant enough for your lions, tigers and bears. {Oh my!}

Eye-Ball (organic) Cookies by Beautiful Sweets

We just love these  adorably-eco, not too scary treats. Just perfect for edible decor. Kids love e’m, Mama Earth approved. We’d say the eyes have it this Halloween.

100% Silk Mermaid Costume by Sarah’s Silks

Costumes made with petroleum products (i.e. polyester and PVC/vinyl) may contain toxic chemicals such as BPA, lead and pthalates. 100% natural materials make for a safer Halloween and year ’round dress up.


Love the items we’ve listed? Have ideas for more? Let us know what you think of the new marketplace! Add your comment, below.

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.



8 finalists for 2010 Green Halloween ChicoBag contest announced!

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

The top 8 finalists for the 2010 Green Halloween ChicoBag design contest have been chosen!

Congratulations to every child who entered (over 500 kids this year!).

Click here for how YOU can help choose the winning design, which will be featured on a 2011 ChicoBag trick-or-treat bag, sold online and in stores all across the U.S.

Which design do you think best captures the “Spirit of a Green Halloween“? Vote by November 17th!

10% of the sale of Halloween ChicoBag™s support Green Halloween®! Thank you so much, ChicoBag for your support of our initiative! To purchase the 2010 Green Halloween ChicoBag, click here.

Green Halloween & ChicoBag 2010 winning design…

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

We had a HUGE number of spooktacular entries for the 2010 design contest (winning design will be featured on a 2010 ChicoBag reusable trick-or-treat bag).

It was extremely difficult to choose the winner (best capturing “the spirit” of Green Halloween), but here are the top three:

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First place: Design by 13-year-old Gracie Gralike

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Second place: Design by Patrice Narasimhan

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Third place: Design by (the 2008/9 winning designer) Estefania Vargas

Thank you SO MUCH to all of the parents, teachers and kids who took part in and/or supported the contest! We look forward to seeing what you come up with for next year’s competition.

For more details on the Green Halloween & ChicoBag trick-or-treat-bag contest, including prizes and sponsors, click here. A percentage of the 2009 Green Halloween ChicoBag are contributed to our non-profit beneficiary, Treeswing.

Green Halloween & ChicoBag design contest winner announced!

Friday, November 13th, 2009


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.