Happy New Year!
(It comes with a gift from us)
Okay, so it's January.
The truth is, time got away from us.
The whirlwind of Green Halloween didn't end with the beginning of November and needless to say, it's still going!
But here's the good news: our New Year's pledge is to keep you
in the loop with the latest and greatest tips, tricks, updates and
ideas. And we've got new ways to do so through our website, Celebrate Green! as well as our new blog.
Be sure to visit us there for everything you need to know (and a few things you just might want to know), on greening up all of your holidays and special occasions.
To sweeten the deal, we have a very special gift for you: Right now,
Green Halloween's newsletter subscribers can receive one copy of our
book, Celebrate Green! at 40% off the list price.
Want more? When you purchase your copy you'll receive a cool ChicoBag at no additional cost.
And here's the icing on the already sweet cake:
Our book is printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled, FSC certified paper and a percentage of the profits go to Treeswing and Healthy Child, Healthy World.
Interested? Click here.
We've done the math (it's true, we did math!) and the results are in:
Green Halloween 2008 was a smash hit.
The first word that comes to mind is: WOW.
The second word is THANK YOU.
(Okay, that's two words, but who's counting?)
Green Halloween 2008 was amazing, thanks to you.
From coast-to-cost parents, neighborhoods, schools, organizations,
businesses and even entire cities, came together to give Halloween a
healthier, more sustainable makeover.
Because of your passion, your
support, your openness to share your ideas and your willingness to
try something new, Green Halloween was even bigger and better than we
could ever imagine. (Did we already mention that we think you rock?)
It's hard to calculate just how many people took part in year two, but here are a few stats we think will excite you:
- 14,500 - The number of unique visitors on Green Halloween's website in the week before Halloween.
- 37, 500 - The number of unique visitors
welcomed on Green Halloween's site during the official Green Halloween
period from 9/1/08 - 11/15/08.
- 100 + - The estimated number of websites and blogs
that featured the Green Halloween initiative. Sites included Home &
Garden Television (HGTV.com), Disney's Ideal Bite, A Fresh Squeeze,
Cool Mom Picks, Planet Green, Big Green Purse, EcoStilleto and Daily
Candy. (If you wrote or blogged about Green Halloween, you've been
elevated to saint status).
And the press was excited about us too. From an article in KIWI magazine to a cover story in the Seattle Times Sunday magazine to a mention on Access Hollywood to an interview on
Martha Stewart radio - we were able to mainstream our initiative in a
big, big way.
(For a list of all of our press, click here.)
Thank you for what you did to green your Halloween - whatever it was, know you made a difference.
Your Mother (Earth) would be proud.
Want more green change to chew on?
Come visit us on KIWI magazine's website and HGTV.com where we're now featured bloggers.
In the spring we'll also begin answering all of your deepest and
dark-greenest questions in a new "Ask Lynn and Corey" column on
In recent months our articles have also appeared on The CW Network's Seattle's site, on Mothering.com, Savvy Source and more.
We appeared as contributors in the winter edition of Positively Green magazine and have been invited to contribute to a new e-zine called Sexy Green, launching Valentine's Day, 2009.
We're excited to share this news with you and look forward to keeping you up-to-date on our year 'round blog at www.CelebrateGreen.NET.
(If you have news or products that you'd like us to know and write about, send us an e-mail with the details.)