Earth Day is one of my favorite contrived holidays because it celebrates a noble cause, not just on a national level, but on a global one. When I was a kid, our family used to give up a wasteful creature comfort each year on Earth Day. One year we stopped using disposable pans, another year we gave up paper ’serviettes’ in favor of cloth napkins. Now that I’m older, (and I’m pretty sure that after years of sacrifice there’s nothing left to give up), I’ve embraced a new Earth Day tradition – to spread the word about free eco-friendly products that can enhance your life without harming our world. In celebration of Earth Day, many companies are offering great Earth Day stuff, so make sure you take a few moments to snag these freebies today…you can bet that I will be!
- Only on Earth Day at Origins, trade a bottle (used or empty) of your current skincare product for a free bottle of Origins’ Perfect World Face Wash or Frothy Cleanser…valued up to $20.
- Get a free hat made from recyclable materials when you bring six recyclable soda bottles to any Disney Store on Earth Day 2010. Toss the bottles into the bin to win a free hat.
- Get a free sample of o.b. applicator-free tampons which (understandably) create less waste than tampons with applicators.
- Toys R Us is offering a free reusable tote (I just can’t get enough of those!) on Earth Day, and you can also get a discount on everything you can fit in the bag.
- Get some great discounts on Earth Day stuff (ie, environmentally friendly products) at Walgreens, which is offering a 22% discount on eco-friendly products from April 18-30. Even better (or equally cool) is that 30% of sales from Walgreens’ Earth Day store to the World Wildlife Foundation.
- Purchase a reusable bag tag for 99 cents from CVS, and they’ll give 5 cents of each tag sale to the World Wildlife Foundation. You’ll also benefit by getting $1 back every 4th visit in which you scan your tag.
If you’ve come across some other great Earth Day stuff, please feel free to share. And by the way, you don’t need to wait for Earth Day just to protect the earth and purchase eco-friendly products – why not make protecting our world a regular part of your life?