As with any holiday, businesses like to get in the spirit of things and offer discounts. Ironically though, Earth Day is supposed to be about raising environmental friendliness and getting back in tune with the beauty of nature. Offering free things increases production, so it’s not exactly “friendly” to the earth. Go ahead and take your free coffee, but make sure to work out OUTSIDE today and eat your veggies. Let’s give meat a rest for dinner (if this post is a little too late) and maybe even the rest of the weekend. Go vegan or vegetarian and see how you like it. Embrace your surroundings today and make today about getting in tune with your senses.
On to the Earth Day free stuff…
*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.
*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.
*The Yoga Journal offers a free digital download of the May issue.
*Anthropologie is offering free earth day crafts workshops.