Local Mom, Corey Colwell-Lipson, introduced us all to the concept of Green Halloween in 2007, and now just one year later it’s a nation-wide phenomenon. Green Halloween is “a non-profit, grassroots community initiative to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays, starting with Halloween.” The idea is to be more thoughtful about what you hand out to trick-or-treaters by providing items that are kid healthy, planet healthy, and people friendly.
Their website is full of resources for healthy treats (like fruit leathers, honey sticks), non-food treats (like stickers and bubbles), and trick-or-treating alternatives (like hosting a neighborhood Halloween party). They also have a pretty extensive calendar of events in the Seattle area.
If you want to identify your home as participating in Green Halloween, you can download the logo to make a sign for your door.
While I typically support all things green and healthy, my kid doesn’t get much junk food or candy the rest of the year, so I’m inclined to let her indulge a little for Halloween. What about you? Are you doing anything to make your Halloween more healthy and green?