We’ve been following the Green Halloween initiative for the last two years now and have been really impressed with what they are doing.
Jackson, MI (Vocus) October 6, 2010
HolidayLEDs.com, a Michigan-based internet retail company specializing in LED Christmas lights and energy-efficient decorative lighting, announced today that it has partnered with GreenHalloween.org to support their initiative to minimize the environmental impact of Halloween celebrations. The companies have developed a Green Halloween pledge that interested participants can make at HolidayLEDs.com. Each participant will be entered to win a $150 gift certificate to HolidayLEDs.com.
“We are big fans of GreenHalloween.org,” said Philip C. Curtis of HolidayLEDs.com, “Corey Colwell-Lipson and the rest of the Green Halloween team are the leaders in promoting a more sustainable Halloween celebration.” Green Halloween® is a program of EcoMom® alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which seeks to empower woman to reduce global warming and promote an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future. The Green Halloween movement began in 2007 as a grass roots movement in Bellevue, Washington and with the support of businesses like Whole Foods Markets quickly became a national success with Green Halloween programs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tampa, Daytona Beach, and New York City by 2009.
“We’ve been following the Green Halloween initiative for the last two years now and have been really impressed with what they are doing,” said Curtis. “One of the great new programs they are running is the National Costume Swap Day where people can trade Halloween costumes rather than buying a new one,” Curtis explained. “We’ve done some things in the past for promoting a sustainable Christmas but never for Halloween so we decided to get together with the folks at GreenHalloween.org and see what we could do together and we came up with the Green Halloween Pledge,” Curtis explained.
The Green Halloween Pledge is a simple initiative where anyone can make a pledge to take a least 5 specific actions to reduce the environmental impact of their Halloween celebration. Green Halloween developed a list of 20 specific actions people can take. People who want to participate simply have to select 5 actions to take and make their pledge submission on the HolidayLEDs.com website. Each person who makes the pledge will be entered into a drawing to win a $150 gift certificate from HolidayLEDs.com. “There are a lot of really small things that people can do to minimize the impact of their Halloween celebrations that can have a big impact and we hope that this program will educate and encourage people to take action,” said Corey Colwell-Lipson of GreenHalloween.org.
The Green Halloween pledge initiative is underway now and pledge submissions will be accepted through October 29, 2010. Please visit the Green Halloween Pledge page at HolidayLEDs.com for more detailed information on how to participate.
Contact: Philip C. Curtis
Contact: Corey Colwell-Lipson
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