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Lynn and Corey

Lynn and Corey

Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are the mother-daughter team who launched the green holidays revolution.

The duo are authors of the book, Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family and founders of National Costume Swap Day™ and the national non-profit initiative, Green Halloween®. (In 2011, via 70+ Green Halloween partner events, more than 1 million pieces of candy will be exchanged for healthier and more sustainable treats and treasures across the U.S.!)

Lynn and Corey’s partners and collaborators include multiple non-profit, food, retail and natural products brands, such as Honest Tea, Larabar, Stretch Island Fruit, Whole Foods Market, Revolution Foods, ChicoBag, Goodwill, EcoMom Alliance, Dr. Oz’s HealthCorps, The Association of Zoos and Aquariums and many, many more. Their co-branded products (with a percentage of profits supporting the Green Halloween initiative) have included snack bars, reusable trick or treat bags, mineral-based face paints, organic candy and sustainably sourced toys.

Frequent guest contributors to lifestyle segments, Lynn and Corey’s simple, fun and “meaningfully green” ideas have been featured in outlets such as Real Simple, Working Mother, Good Morning America, NPR, and MSNBC. They also have blogged or provided video content for, and Kiwi and Mothering magazines. Lynn is also a life coach and grandmother to four. Corey is a licensed marital and family therapist (specializing in the transition to parenthood) and mother to two.

They live 25 minutes from each other outside of Seattle, WA.

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Blog Posts by Lynn and Corey

  • Green Post-Halloween Tips

    Green Post-Halloween Tips

    Halloween, like the seasons, is a sure thing. And it will come again next year. Knowing this, when the holiday is over, it’s a great idea to take a few minutes to consider how to “recover” from this year’s festivities with an eye toward the next.

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  • Healthiest choices for Halloween treats

    Healthiest choices for Halloween treats

    When Corey’s daughter was five, she called Lynn (her grandma) and said, “Abba, I lost my first tooth and we’re going out for dinner. Do you want to come?”

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  • No or low-cost solutions for Trick or Treat

    No or low-cost solutions for Trick or Treat

    One of the issues sometimes raised when we talk about offering healthier alternatives to trick—or-treaters is that buying better choices tends to be more expensive. That can be true, but it doesn’t have to be.

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  • Costume Mania, Green Style

    Costume Mania, Green Style

    When Lynn’s three children were young, she made their Halloween costumes, preferably from materials she didn’t have to buy. Admittedly there were a few misses, like the year the Star Wars craze had her whipping up identical outfits out of burlap including a piece that completely covered the children’s faces since these creatures were featureless. […]

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  • Green Halloween

    Green Halloween

    Six years ago, we were two busy moms (Lynn also a grandmom, or Abba, as she is known to her grandkids), green leaning, yet caught up in our ordinary lives. Corey was a mom of two and a licensed marital and family therapist and board certified art therapist (specializing in the transition to parenthood) , […]

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