Greater Philadelphia Residents Join Green Halloween Movement to Make Halloween Child and Earth Friendly

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Ecopartytime is coordinating the 1st Annual Green Halloween Festival in Montgomery mall that will encourage kids and their families to replace conventional treats with healthy and eco-friendly treats and treasures.

According to GreenHalloween.org "the average child brings home 10 pounds of candy after making the Halloween rounds.” Due to mass commercialization, Halloween holiday has become a contributing factor in childhood obestity as we expose our kids to treats made with corn syrup, artifical colors and preservatives. This Fall, Green Halloween® is coming to Greater Philadelphia to raise awareness about the conventional candy alternatives that young kids will love.

The 1st Annual Green Halloween festival will be held on October 23rd at Montgomery Mall in North Wales, PA. The event will include many activities including healthy “trick or treasure” trail, art contest, storytelling with costumed characters, and a magic show. The event is being organized by a local mom and Ecopartytime.com’s founder Monica Garg Singhal.

“Green Halloween® National is a nationwide non-profit, grassroots initiative to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays. Traditionally, Halloween is a celebration of Fall harvest and a celtic festivity. An eco-friendly twist to Halloween celebrations will remind us of its origins and hopefully will bring back the culture of healthier, happier and meaningful holidays,” said Singhal

In addition to Ecopartytime.com, those who have already joined the Green Halloween local event include Whole Foods North Wales, Montgomery Mall, families at Bright Horizons West Point, and North Penn YMCA.

“We greatly appreciate the local community support and are still inviting families, businesses, organizations and schools to be part of this green movement so that we all can raise awareness for healthy eating and celebrate holidays in a more sustainable way,” added Singhal.

GreenHalloween.org suggests alternatives such as feathers, shiny rocks, recycled crayons or pencils, stamps, organic fruit leathers, seed packets and yarn bracelets for trick or treasures. On their website, they list dozens of ideas on greening up Halloween costumes, décor and how to dispose of unwanted candy.

Groups and Individuals wishing to participate or learn more about Green Halloween celebration this or next year may contact Monica Garg Singhal at monica(at)ecopartytime(dot)com or 215-368-1265. Additionally, they can get the latest event news and updates from “Green Halloween Philadelphia” facebook fanpage.

Launched in July 2010, EcoPartyTime.com is the premier online shopping destination for earth-friendly party supplies that are natural, organic, recycled or sustainable. Ecopartytime.com has a separate eco-Halloween category where earth-friendly and recycled items for Green Halloween can be purchased. More information about Ecopartytime can be found online at http://www.ecopartytime.com

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