Set up a swap for Halloween

We know it's early to start thinking about Halloween, but as you probably realize, one of the keys to living and celebrating green is to plan ahead.

Swapping, as you also may realize, has come into its own. The stars are doing it (U.S. Weekly reported that Reese Witherspoon loves to get together with girlfriends and swap away!), so why not the rest of us? It makes sense financially, but when you throw in the earth-friendly aspect, it's a no-brainer.

And when it comes to kids clothes and especially something like costumes which most children wear once, it's a double no-brainer!

That's why, Green Halloween, in collaboration with KIWI magazine, is launching National Costume Swap Day on October 9th.

We want to raise awareness about swapping as a habit, but especially when it comes to Halloween costumes. Setting up a costume swap among your friends, child's school, at your church, community center or in collaboration with a thrift store, can be a great way to do something positive for your community with relatively little work (don't you love that last part?).

On the National Costume Swap Day site, you can find tips for setting up, as well as listing a swap. If your swap is only for friends and family, the listing will show the city and state. If it's public, the listing can include all the details about time, place etc. 

And by the way, swapping isn't just for kids. Over the last several years, there's been a surge in adults of all ages buying costumes.

So whether for you or the kids, join the fun. Put together a swap and get a jump on greening your Halloween.

And let us know if you've got questions.

Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are a mother-daughter team and co-authors of Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family, available at

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