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Ecopartytime is proud to be actively involved in coordinating events for Green Halloween® Philadelphia which is a non-profit, grassroots initiative to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays.

Ecopartytime is determined to help bring the Green Halloween® to more communities every year in and around Philadelphia.

 

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                                                            Ist Annual Green Halloween Festival 2010

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

 

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.

 

North Wales, PA (October 14th 2010) – 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@ecopartytime.com or 215-368-1265.  Additionally, they can get the latest event news and updates from “Green Halloween Philadelphia” facebook fanpage.


 

 

"Ecopartytime.com, owned by Monica Garg, has been Philadelphia's Green Halloween community organizer/host for the past several years. They have done a phenomenal job on this event, collaborating with other healthy/green business & brands and engaging the entire community. We admire, appreciate and celebrate Ecopartytime's leadership in the green celebrations sphere, locally and nationally.May 11, 2012, Corey Colwell-Lipson, Founder & Director, Green Halloween

 

May 2012

Donations also made for the local earth day events at Elmowood Zoo and Earth Day Watershed Revival event for the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy. Details can be found here in our local newspaper, Reporter Online

 

"Thank you again so much for your donation to our Earth Day benefit! The event turned out most wonderfully even with the rain and we just presented the Conservancy with the proceeds last week.We are truly grateful for you donation and empowering us to go green!!!" Best regards, Arianne