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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earth Day Goodies

Tomorrow is Earth Day. In honor of the environmental movement in America, land of gas-guzzlers, McMansions, and overconsumption, I thought I'd also add the overwhelming cuteness of Evan.

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AAAANNNND, if you're really feeling the green, Yahoo.com posted a list of retailer freebies that you can spend the entire day driving around town to get! (Please tell me I'm not the only one who sees the irony in this?)

* At participating Starbucks, you can bring in a reusable mug on April 22 to get free brewed coffee or tea.

* Origins is offering a trade-in program on Earth Day. Receive a free full-size face cleanser when you bring one of your empty skin-care bottles (from any brand) to an Origins retail store or department-store counter for recycling. Choose from A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser With White Tea or Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash.

* Evos is giving away free organic milkshakes on Earth Day. The healthy fast-food chain has locations in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.

* At the Disney Store, you can trade in five disposable plastic bags for recycling and receive a free reusable shopping bag on April 22.

* Lowe's is giving away one million trees on April 23.

* Kmart is offering discounts on everything from air conditioners to TVs on April 22.

* Drugstore.com is giving up to 60% off on green and natural products through April 22.

* All 394 U.S. national parks have free admission now through Sunday, April 24.

* Travelocity has green hotels on sale for up to 40% off. You can also enter to win two round-trip Virgin America tickets and a couple of nights at an eco-friendly hotel.

* The Yoga Journal offers a free digital download of the May issue.

* The Sierra Club's Earth Day contest gives a chance to win a trip for two to Vieques Island in the Caribbean -- you just add a green pledge to the map.

* On Target's website, you can enter the Refresh Your Nest sweepstakes through the end of the month. The grand prize is a home makeover that's valued at up to $50,000. You can also win a trip to Napa Valley, a Nikon camera, products from Burt's Bees or Tom's of Maine, and more.

Confession: I'll probably still go to Starbucks for the free coffee. I can't fight the addiction.

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