Who says Halloween has to be unhealthy? And who says healthy can‘t be fun? Green Halloween® is about making Halloween happy and healthy and about creating community traditions we can all be proud of.

What is Green Halloween?
Green Halloween® is a non-profit, grassroots initiative striving to create healthier, eco-friendlier holidays– starting with Halloween. Launched in Seattle in 2007 by a mother of two, the nationwide movement, now a program of EcoMom Alliance, is all about educating and inspiring communities by showing how easy, affordable, and fun it can be to factor our earth and our health into our daily choices.

To read all about Green Halloween and find fun events near you, visit GreenHalloween.org. You can learn how to get involved locally, sign up for the super nifty newsletter, and get fab DIY costume ideas, recipes, upcycled décor how-to‘s and more. There‘s even a trick-or-treat bag design contest for kids!

So forget orange and black. With upcoming events in cities across the U.S., this community initiative is adding much-needed green to Halloween. It‘s a scream!

Green Halloween In Charlotte, NC

Get your Halloween off to a “Green” start at Charlotte’s Green Halloween Costume Swap on Saturday, October 8th. Don’t buy new this year – save some money and help green our community by swapping out your children’s gently used costumes. If you’re not in Charlotte, you can also visit www.greenhalloween.org to find a location near you.

Hosted by Natural Luxe and Atherton Mill and Market, this is a great opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint and support your local farmers and vendors. We will have goody bags filled with great discounts and offers from our sponsors for the 1st 50 swappers to arrive. 

Green Fact from Use Less Stuff – If half the costumes kids wear each year were swapped, we could reduce the annual waste by 6,250 tons, equivalent to 2500 mid-size cars!

Drop off costumes until October 5th  at the following Charlotte locations.

Keller Williams Realty SouthPark – 2115 Rexford Road 704-602-0400

Belly Elan – 9816 Rea Rd – Shops at Blakeney 704-544-3226

Eco-licious – 1916 Commonwealth Ave 704-966-7030

Atherton Market – 2104 South Boulevard – Open Tuesday 3 pm – 7 pm Wednesday 9 am – 1 pm and Saturday 9 am – 2 pm

The deadline to submit costumes is October 5th. Feel free to contact Jennifer with Natural Luxe at 704-904-2535 or naturalluxe@yahoo.com with any questions.

We are accepting gently used children’s costumes. For every costume you donate, you will receive a ticket to swap out for a new one. We will gladly take donations of costumes too and help you clear some space in your home!

Join us Saturday October 8th at Atherton Mill Market 2104 South Boulevard, Charlotte

From 10am – 12pm swappers who have donated a costume will be able to pick out a “new” costume, after 12pm the swap will be open to the public to select a costume. All costumes left after the swap is over will be donated to a local charity.

For the kids – Children between ages 1-13 can enter the ChicoBag 4th annual Trick-or-Treat Bag Design Contest.