Green Your Halloween with National Costume Swap Day

Did you know that swapping half the costumes kids wear at Halloween would reduce annual landfill waste by 6,250 tons equal weight of 2,500 midsize cars?

Costume swaps not only mean less resources are used to make new product, it also means less packaging, less transportation of the product, and less waste. National Costume Swap Day, a partnership of Green Halloween, and Kiwi magazine, launched in 2010, and was met with enthusiasm and more than 70 registered swaps across the U.S. and in Canada.

This year’s National Costume Swap Day is Saturday, October 8. Go to to find a swap near you. Or consider registering your own swap, using some of the tips online.

In the Philadelphia area, there is the 2nd Annual Costume Swap, Friday, Oct. 7 from 7-10 p.m. at The Swarthmore Community Center hosted by O’Boy! Organic and Delaware County Moms. They are also giving all donated (not taken) costumes to Cradles to Crayons in Philadelphia.

National Costume Swap was started in 2010 by the mother and daughter team Lynn and Corey of Green Halloween. Their mission is to show parents and children that we can celebrate just as much without candy and material things.

We hope that Green Halloween will inspire YOU to think outside the candy-box®. Green Halloween is dedicated to offering fun, healthy, affordable, not-too-time consuming ideas that will support your goal of creating a Halloween that is happy and healthy for your kids and the planet.

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