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Top Tips From Green Bloggers: How to Green your Halloween

Saturday, October 13th, 2012
by Lynn and Corey

Summer’s long over. School is back in session. And that means Halloween is knocking at your door.

We thought that in addition to reminding you to check out www.GreenHalloween for ideas, we’d pass on some tips from our fellow green bloggers.

1. From green blogger and independent crafter Becky Striepe, comes an idea for a simple Halloween scrap banner. And if you’re into banners, here’s a paper one we created last year.

2. Do you read Healthy Home magazine? If not, you should. You can get awesome ideas for all things healthy and green, like this BPA-free pumpkin puree that’s easier than pie to make.

3. Lots of parents today are opting out of masks and choosing face paints instead. But these can contain chemicals that you don’t want on your children’s skin. What to do? Make your own! You can check out our recipe here, and for more ideas, check out this article on Greenwala by Danika Carter, or this one from Diane MacEachern at Big Green Purse.

4. Great tips on avoiding GMO sugar this Halloween from My Healthy Green Family.

5. Emily Roach at Random Recycling loves roasting pumpkins seeds. Here’s her recipe.

6. From Robbie Schneider at Going Green Mama, what to do with that mammoth Halloween stash.

7. The Smart Mama, Jennifer Taggart, suggests using tee tree oil to keep your carved Jack-o-lantern from molding. And Danika Carter, from Your Organic Life says adding those little silica gel packets works well too.

8. And finally, Tamara Rubin, writing for, explains how to avoid exposing your kids to lead during Halloween festivities.

What’s your favorite eco-friendly Halloween tip?


Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are mother and daughter and authors of  Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family, and founders of Green Halloween®.

$75,000 Healthy Home Makeover Contest!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

What would you do to make your home a healthy, eco sanctuary?

Upgrade to energy efficient appliances?

Buy new organic mattresses and bedding?

Give the rooms a fresh coat of spa-blue, no-VOC paint?

Now you can dream BIG and make your vision a reality.

Enter‘s Healthy Home Makeover Contest and you may win $75,000 (!!!) in healthy, eco-fab supplies and services for your home and family.

And even if you don’t take home the grand prize, you can still walk away with some green. Win $1000 just by sharing the contest with friends. Bloggers, if you happen to refer the winning family to the contest via a widget on your blog (see ours to the left – wink, wink), you can win $2500. Not too shabby, eh?

Here’s how the contest works:

1. Upload a picture of your family and share in 100 words or less “Why I Want To Win ecomom’s Healthy Home Makeover”

2. Share with your friends and family to get votes

3. The 20 families with the most votes will be judged by a panel of experts (including Ricki Lake, Sara Snow, Dr. Alan Greene, Anna Getty, Zem Joaquin, Kimberly Pinkson and yours truly ;) )

4. Winning family will be awarded a custom healthy home package worth $75,000

So enter today and start dreaming! Your healthy home awaits.

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.