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31 Days of {Green!} Giveaways: Day 6

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

by Corey

Welcome to Day #6 of our

31 days of {Green!} Giveaways

Today’s question: What are your favorite ways to green your Halloween décor?

*Attention Facebook fans: Please answer as a comment on our blog, not our Facebook page in order to be entered to win!*

Today is day #6 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 prize package is worth $55!

From Green Party Goods, a box of 144 biodegradable, soy-ink straws (your choice of color) and a package of sustainably sourced Stripe Napkins. Value: $21. Ships to continental US only.


One pack of each Surf Sweets variety in an eco-friendly Trick-or-Treat Bag, along with other ghastly “green” goodies! Value $25. Ships to US and Canada only.


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


Here’s how to enter:

1. Add your e-mail address to the comment login, below. (We cannot notify you if we don’t have your e-mail address!)

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.

Why you should choose natural, organic candies, like Surf Sweets, this Halloween.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Guest post by our AMAZING 2010 Green Halloween sponsor: Surf Sweets!

Halloween is a spooky time of year, but spooky in a fun sense with goofy costumes, ghoulish jack-o-laterns, haunted houses and scary movies. All things fun. What about candy, though? We like to think it’s is all fun too. It’s sweet, delicious, makes us feel warm and fuzzy – maybe a bit giddy after too many pieces. But have you stopped to think about what’s REALLY in that candy? If you did, you might be spooked in a not-so good way, and think twice about indulging and sharing with our little ones.

Many conventional candies contain artificial dyes like “Red 40”, “Blue 2” or “Yellow 5 Lake”. Colors that have been artificially created to make Watermelon Jolly Rancher Pink or Skittles the color of the rainbow. However, these dyes have been linked to hyperactivity and other disorders in children. In fact, the European Union recently asked food manufacturers to remove most food dyes from their products and now require warning labels stating that the food “may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.” You’ll also find many candies are loaded with corn syrup and hydrogenated oils. Both of which have been linked to health problems, like obesity and heart disease. In the end, conventional candy doesn’t pan out to be the feel-good, yummy treat you thought it was. And after knowing this, how can we share this with all the little ones this Halloween season? Shouldn’t we be encouraging them to make better choices?

Well, we can! There are delicious, all natural and organic candies that satisfy the sweet tooth. Like Surf Sweets! Surf Sweets is passionate about making delicious candy using all natural pure ingredients. Our motto is “if it doesn’t exist in nature, you won’t find it in Surf Sweets.” So there’s NO artificial dyes or flavors. You also won’t find any corn syrup or hydrogenated oils. And to add to the benefit, Surf Sweets candies supply 100% of your daily vitamin C per serving. It’s candy you can feel good about sharing.

Choosing products made with organic ingredients is more than just good for you, it’s good for the earth too! Organic ingredients require organic farming. So there’s no pesticides, harsh chemicals or artificial fertilizers used. This means no chemical run-off and an enhanced biological structure and nutrient level for the soil, resulting in high-quality harvests and long term sustainability of the farm. It’s a win-win for everyone.

So make a change this Halloween. Try something new. Try something that’s good for you and for the earth. Try a delicious candy that’s all natural and organic and share it. The more we share, the more we can encourage others to make better choices and the happier our bodies and earth will be.

Learn more about Surf Sweets at

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.

Halloween family activity: make a haunted (gingerbread) house

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

828728Why should Christmas have the all fun?

Build a (yummy) family tradition your kids will scream for (in a good way, of course). It’s an activity, decor and dessert – all rolled into one!

Just use a traditional gingerbread recipe (swapping conventional ingredients for local and/or organic, when possible) OR organic graham crackers as the “house.” Decorate with edibles and organic/all natural confections that conjure the Halloween spirit.

Colors to consider: orange, black, purple and of course, GREEN! For a list of Halloween foods colored naturally by Mother Earth, visit out food page. (Who says you can’t use kale grass?)

Don’t have time to cook, but want to create the tradition? Buy the kit (photo above) online from Magic Cabin.

Surf Sweets organic candy – what a treat!

Friday, October 9th, 2009


Check out the new Surf Sweets Green Halloween party guide.

It’s packed full of great, green Halloween activities, recipes, games and more!

Reading about making yummy Halloween desserts not enough? Watch their “sweet” videos on YouTube.

We love Surf Sweets organic candy because they are better for kids (and adults) and the planet – but also because they support causes we’re also passionate about too, such as Treeswing.

Which lines do we suggest for trick-or-treaters? We love the Sour Berry Bears and Gummy Bears, both available in .9 oz sizes. Punch your zip into the search bar here and find a Surf Sweets retailer near you.

Surf Sweets is one of our featured vendors. To find out more about our featured vendor program, click here.