Sostane Seattle

Corey Colwell-Lipson

Celebrate Green

The Green Year, LLC


The Green Year, LLC is a mother-daughter owned company with a simple goal: to green up the way Americans celebrate.

Green Steps Taken

We strive to walk the green walk in our personal and professional lives. Having said that, we’ll be the first to admit that we’re learning along the way.

Corey Colwell-Lipson

As a business, the most challenging aspect as been to limit the driving for meetings, errands and events. In addition to carpooling, we try to work around this by organizing our day so that the have-tos are done back-to-back.

Currently Working On

Our book, “Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family” debuted on October 1st, 2008.

We also provide speaking and consulation services to individuals, oranizations and businesses on how to make celebrating green simple, affordable and fun.

Corey is also the director of Green Halloween, which is licensed to a Seattle based non-profit called Treeswing.

Surprising Successes

How willing people are to not only think green, but to act green during their most important events of their lives (holidays, birthdays, baby showers, etc.)

Having Trouble With

The elimination of petrochemical-based plastic.

Growing Your Business

Like anyone involved in non-profit and/or environmental work, we are trying to work ourselves out of a job. If everyone began making green choices 365 days a year, there wouldn’t be a need for us; and we’d celebrate!

Giving Back

Green Halloween, the initiative we founded, is a non-profit movement rasing money for worth causes from California to Connecticut. Through sponsorship and our Featured Vendor Program, we’re raising thousands of dollars for organizations doing essential work in our communities. We’re also donating a percentage of our profits (from our book and website advertising) to selected non-profits such as Treeswing and Healthy Child, Healthy World.