The Sara Marie School
942 Route 146
Clifton Park, NY 12065
The Sara Marie School To participate In “National Costume Swap Day”
Clifton Park, NY- Halloween just got a little more parent & planet friendly with the launch of the Green Halloween’s National Costume Swap Day at the Sara Marie School in Clifton Park. A countrywide celebration, National Costume Swap Day calls for Americans to go green this Halloween and recycle their old costumes.
From September 12 to October 12, The Sara Marie School, located at 942 Route 146 in Clifton Park will be collecting gently used Halloween costumes. Participants will receive a voucher to be redeemed on October 13th from 9-12 at the school for a “new” costume.
“A costume swap is recycling at its most fun,” said Corey Colwell-Lipson, founder of Green Halloween. “It not only means that fewer resources are used to make new products, but also means less packaging and less waste, since costumes often are trashed as soon as Halloween is over. People will really be making a difference in their community.”
In fact, swapping the costumes of only half of the children who celebrate Halloween would reduce annual landfill waste by 6,250 tons, equivalent to the weight of 2500 midsize cars. And that doesn’t even address adult costumes.
The Sara Marie School prides itself in being an eco-friendly school with strong community involvement. “Efforts like Green Halloween are a great way for parents and children to have some fun and do something positive for the environment”, says Director, Michelle Emirzian.
The Sara Marie School, opened their doors on September 12, and is named in memory of Sara Marie Chase Duffany, a beloved kindergarten teacher who died on October 1, 2011 at the age of 25.
*Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are mother and daughter founders of Green Halloween® and co-authors of Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family, available at www.CelebrateGreen.net
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