April 22, 2013 is Earth Day. Several businesses are offering Earth Day freebies while others are hosting events on the days surrounding Earth Day. Hopefully you can score some of these great freebies and have a little fun!
- Abcteach provides printable Earth Day materials that will enhance your lesson plans, including; writing prompts, word puzzles, signs, reading comps, report forms and more.
- Anthropologie: FREE Potting Event for Children! Find your local Anthropologie Store.
- Disney Store: Get a FREE Reusable Tote Bag when you bring in 5 plastic grocery bags! (Monday, April 22 Only)
- Itunes: FREE Itunes Earth Day App!
- Jo-Ann Fabric – During the Simple Sunday event on April 21, customers can create Ball Jar Herb Planters to celebrate Earth Day – a great project for crafters of all ages and skill levels. The Free event will last as long as supplies do, or until 3 p.m. And on Monday, the first 50 customers in the store on 4/22 will receive a FREE tote bag.
- Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores – FREE packets of tomato seeds on 4/22/13. Call your store for participation.
- Michaels: FREE Eco-Friendly T-Shirt Upcycling Show In Tell (Saturday, April 20 1:00 – 3:00 PM)
- National Park: for FREE! (April 22 – April 26th)
- Origins / Sephora: Bring in a bottle of your skin-care product and get a free full-size cleanser. Plus, get a Tree Planted for FREE when you Buy One of the Best-Seller Limited Edition Products for Earth Month.
- Pottery Barn Kids: Get a FREE Packet of Seeds to Plant from your nearest PBK (Monday, April 22 Only)
- Redbox codes and grab yourself a free rental!
- Starbucks: Free coffee or Tea When You Bring Your Own Reusable Cup on 4/22
- Target: FREE Reusable Bag with eco-friendly samples on April 21st. This offer is available while supplies last. (Sunday, April 21st Only)
As usual with these types of offers, it is always best to call ahead to ensure your store is participating, as they can vary from location to location.
Local Earth Day Events:
- El Cerrito: Celebrate the spirit of Earth Day with a community cleanup on Saturday, April 20. Those interested in participating are asked to register in advance, either online or by visiting the Environmental Services Division at City Hall. Work parties will fan out across the city from 9 a.m. until noon; volunteers and their families are then invited to return to the El Cerrito Community Center for a free lunch.
- Lafayette: Family-friendly activities and educational exhibits will be part of the 8th annual Earth Day Picnic and Celebration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. The event will feature educational and vendor booths, an environmental film, a Self-Propelled Parade, and an array of kids’ activities.
- Danville: Join the third annual Danville Earth Day Event, a free, fun, informative event focused on sustainable practices, landscape design, energy efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, water conservation, fuel-efficiency, carbon footprint, green building options and much more. Earth Day activities include: hands-on activities, interactive booths, electric and hybrid vehicles, giant Earth ball, live music, Measure Your Carbon Footprint, Earth Day Art Contest display, meet Mr. Funnel head and learn how to recycle your oil, watershed diorama, a scavenger hunt, giveaways, prizes and much more.
- Vallejo: Combine healthy eating with an enhanced awareness of the environment during an Earth Day 2013 Celebration at the downtown Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Visit information booths, a petting zoo, recycled crafts exhibits, California native plants, and more. Sponsors will be offering a mercury thermometer exchange program, too.