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, People.com and MSNBC. They also have blogged or provided video content for HGTV.com, 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.