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Welcome to the Green Halloween blog!

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Welcome to the blog!

My name is Corey Colwell-Lipson and I’m Green Halloween’s founder and director. I started Green Halloween in the Seattle area in 2007 with the vision of giving Halloween (and eventually all holidays) a healthy, eco-makeover. Here we are a year later, with seven (!) official Green Halloween cities and families all over the country pledging to create holiday traditions kids AND parents can feel great about.

Although our website, is already THE go-to resource for greening up Halloween, now that the blog is up and running, I’ll be able to keep you even more informed with the latest and greatest news and tips regarding all things green for this holiday and more. As we go along, I’ll also be sharing with you the journey of Green Halloween – from an idea in 2006, to a movement in 2007, to a revolution in 2008, to… we can only imagine.

In the upcoming days and weeks, I’ll be writing about everything from costumes to composting, treats to tableware, and games to guests. I’ve got so many ideas to share that I’m nearly bursting at the seams!

But for tonight, I’d like to leave with you an image from one of my favorite Halloweens: 1984. I was 11.

Here I am with my best friend, Kelly, posing with our one-of-a-kind, 100% recycled/ reused, doesn’t-cost-a-dime “Circle Couple” costumes. Not only did we have ourselves and our neighbors in stitches as we went door-to-door trick-or-treating, we had a great time with the process – conceiving of the idea, searching for the materials and then constructing the costumes all on our own.

I’m sure our Circle Couple was played with after Halloween until they turned soft, fell apart and could no longer be worn, at which point I’m guessing they were trashed (household recycling didn’t come to Tucson until years later). But all these years later, I’ve never let go of the joy I felt on this day.

What are some of your fondest memories of Halloween?

Here Kelly and I are. Can you guess which one is me?