NorthWest Families: Tips for a green Halloween

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by SHANIQUA MANNING / Northwest Cable News

NWCN.com

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 1:18 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 30 at 1:38 PM

This Halloween, don’t think orange, think green! A Seattle-area mom started a non-profit called Green Halloween and says you can save both money and the environment with some fun and frugal ideas. Corey Colwell Lipson, the organization’s founder dropped by to share some ways to create an EEK-O-friendly Halloween.  

*First up she says, give less. With the childhood obesity epidemic, do kids really need handfuls of candy at each house? Giving less will save them some calories and save you some cash. 

*Hand out treasures instead of treats. Kids would be delighted to get small treasures like bubbles or shells. 

*Instead of buying new costumes and decorations each year do a costume swap with friends and family.

(Photo courtesy Lynn Colwell / GreenHalloween.org)

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