10 Easy Ways to Protect the Planet
1. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as much as possible.
2. Plant a Tree! One tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over it's lifetime!
3. Use reusable items whenever possible. Skip paper products, baggies, plastic wrap ect. whenever possible.
4. Skip bottled water, and use a Brita water filter, and reusable BPA free water bottles instead.
5. Drive less, carpool, walk, or ride a bike whenever possible.
6. Support Eco-friendly companies, products, and brands by purchasing them whenever possible, and share the word with your friends and family so that they are also being more aware of the products that they buy. Look for products made with recyclable, biodegradable, all natural, organic, ect.
7. Go Here for ways to save energy and lower your electricity bill.
8. Go Here for ways to save water and lower your water bill.
9. Use Reusable shopping bags or totes!
10. Spread the word about Going Green!
Earth Day Events, Activities, Freebies, and More!
:: Events For April 22, 2010 ONLY!
*Walgreen's- Get ink refills (Black or Color) for only $1 at Walgreen's on Earth Day Only w/ in ad coupon in the 4/18 ad!!!
*Disney Store - Bring in any any (6) recyclable soda cans or water bottles to your local Disney Store and get a Free baseball cap! Details Here (click on Upcoming events)
*Origins - Bring in your current Origins skincare to any Origins counter and they will trade you for a free full size high performance cleansers! Go Here for more details (and "like" them on Facebook!) Thanks, Hip2Save.
* Salvation Army - Earth Day sale, all items only $1. Go here for a location nearest you and to see if your location is participating. Thanks, Hip2Save
*Pottery Barn Kids - Celebrate from 11am - 3pm with fun earth friendly stories and activities, more details Here.
:: Free Tote Bags
*Get a Free tote bag from Kelloggs,with purchase of any 2 boxes of cereal and $1.75 S&H. Form and details are Here.
*Design a Reusable tote bag at Kroger HERE and get a Free tote bag coupon added to your Kroger Plus card (will automatically come off at checkout)
* Free tote bag at Babies R' Us with this coupon Here (valid 4/9 - 4/22) and you'll also get 25% off of any shoes or clothing that you can fit into the bag! (Thanks, Saving Bits & Pieces)
*Free Red Gold Tote Bag Offer Here, valid for AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NE, OH, OK, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, and WI ONLY.
To Receive a FREE Red Gold Tote Bag:
1. Register for the Red Gold online e-newsletter, Tomato Country.
2. Purchase at least one can of Red Gold Brand tomatoes.
3. After registering, enter the 12 digit UPC bar code on the back of the label and the 14 digit product code found on the top or bottom of your can.
OFFER EXPIRES May 7, 2010 or while supplies last
Limit 1 Tote Bag per Household Address
(Thanks, Frugal Fabulous Finds)
*Free tote bag from Earthbound Farms Here (this is a contest, look in the upper right hand corner for your next chance to win!)
*Remember your Reusable Bags cling Here. Apply this cling to remind you to bring your reusable bags with you!
:: More Freebies/Other
* Free "Green" Crafts EBook Here.
*Free episode of Planet Earth's Pole to Pole from i-tunes Here. Just log into your account to get this free download. Thanks, Couponing to Disney.
*Deal on Brita Filter at Target Here.
*Hanes T-shirts - Through May 15th, Buy any 3 Hanes products and the Arbor Foundation will plant a tree, up to 20,000 on their behalf, plus you'll get Free Earth Day t-shirt. Go Here for all the details! Thanks, Hip2Save!
Here are some Free printables, Crafts and Activities to help you to celebrate Earth Day with your kids! Just remember to print on recycled paper, or on the back side of another document!
*Go Green Family Printable Handbook Here (50 money saving ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle)
*Diego's printable Recycle posters and stickers Here
*Dora's Eco-friendly printable stickers Here
*Dora's Let's Go Green Recycled Pillow craft Here
*Lot's more Earth Day crafts and idea's Here
*Earth Day crafts at Kaboose Here
*Earth Day coloring pages Here
*38 Earth Day Recycled crafts from Family Fun Here
*Earth Day coloring pages, printables, crafts, and more from DLTK's Here
If I missed any events, freebies, deals, or activities that you'd like to share, then please leave a comment below!