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West Seattle Tool Library
We Need Your Help!

Ever borrow a tool from your neighbor? Ever wish they had a better selection? Sustainable West Seattle has won a grant from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and has set up a tool lending library. You can find out more information or check out our inventory!

Green America Has Green Halloween Ideas

Green America has posted a series of links and suggestions on ways to have a Green Halloween® and National Costume Swap Day™.

This October Green America will be helping families across the US swap the standard Halloween junk for healthier and more sustainable holiday treats, and also to swap gently used costumes within their community – a green and affordable way to celebrate!

There are lots of ways to get involved:

1. Host a Costume Swap in your community – National Costume Swap Day is October 13th, but you can choose to hold a swap on any day that works for you.  For tips on how to organize and promote your swap check out how-to here.  And be sure to register your swap here so that others in your area will know the details.

2. Attend a Green Halloween Celebration – Green America has officially joined forces with zoos, aquariums, andcommunity partners across the country to host Green Halloween celebrations.  Activities at these events will include trick-or-treating, face-painting, hay rides, and more, and ALL will be perfect for kids of all ages, featuring healthy treats.  See a complete event listing here. 

3. Organize a Green Halloween event in your area – Anyone can organize a Green Halloween celebration for your town. Green America has an official “how-to” kit to guide you on how organize fun and sustainable Green Halloween events, all contained in their online “Volunteer Coordinator’s Guide”.

4. Hand out sustainable treats on Halloween — If you’re looking for greener sweet-treats, or candy alternatives, to hand out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night, check out the list of suggestions here. It’s not too early to stock up.

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