Hey everybody, it’s Earth Day!! Here are some tips and ideas for things to do today and throughout the weekend. Of course, in addition to all of this stuff, Earth Day is also a great time to just get outside. It’s springtime afterall. So tune up your bike, put the snow shoes on the shelf for next winter and grab your hiking boots. Or start your landscaping, fly a kite, go puddle jumping, hang your birdhouse, dust off the lawn chairs, pull out the corn hole and just get outside.
Amazon.com: wants you to “Read, Reuse, Recycle” with up to 34-percent off on Earth Day reads for children and adults. Plus, if you’re ordering from Amazon, check out the Frustration-Free Packaging program, working to make products easier to open and using 100-percent recyclable cardboard. The products are exactly the same: Amazon has just streamlined the packaging to eliminate hard-plastic clamshell cases. All the cool kids are doing it.
Anthropologie: Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend that’s trendy and green? Anthropolgie is hosting free Earth Day workshops for kids that teaching potting and basic gardening (times and dates vary by location).
Caribou Coffee: Bring a reusable cup or mug into any of this company’s 400+ locations and enjoy a free coffee on Friday, April 22. Another good reason to grab your travel mug before leaving home.
Diggers List: this site, where DIYers list leftover home improvement supplies for sale or swap, is giving away a free packet of wildflower seeds to anyone who posts items by the end of April. Ditch your leftovers and beautify the earth at the same time.
Disney Store: if you act quickly and bring in five (5) of those old-fashioned plastic shopping bags (ick, plastic) on Friday, April 22, and you’ll receive a free reusable shopping bag featuring Mickey!
EVOS: for our readers in the south (FL, GA and NC), this restaurant chain, which offers healthy fast food with a special focus on environmental sustainability, is giving away free homemade organic milkshakes to all customers on April 22.
The Home Depot: to keep yourself (or your little ones) busy The Home Depot has scheduled several workshops, available at most stores during Earth Day week, including (check your local store to confirm dates/times, of course):
- Kids Workshop: Earth Day/Easter Planter Basket – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 23
- Spring Eco Workshop: Live Green. Save Green. – 10 a.m. April 23
- Do-It-Herself Workshops: Eco Friendly Gardening – 1 p.m. April 23
Lowe’s: We don’t know about you, but we’re always looking for someplace to pick up a free tree. The Lowe’s home improvement centers around the country are giving away a total of one million trees on Saturday, April 23. Plus, on Friday, April 22, you’ll find CFL and LED light bulbs on sale for 30-50% off! Today is a good day to make the switch!
National Parks: Aww, go take a hike…at a National Park for free! The National Parks Service free admission lasts through April 24 during National Parks Week.
Origins: bring in any skin product you use and a filled-out form available at this link to an Origins store on Friday, April 22, and you’ll receive a free tube of chemical-free Origins Cleanser ($18 value)
Starbucks: You’ve seen the commercials, so you know the deal. Bring in a reusable mug and get a free coffee or tea on Friday, April 22.
Triscuit: If you’re like us, you’re hoping to have a bountiful herb garden on your window sill this year. To help give you a jump start on your home farm, Triscuit is giving away basil and dill seeds inside specially marked boxes. Visit the Triscuit website for tips to start your own bountiful garden.