Earth Day 2020: Freebies & Deals for 2020
When is Earth Day? Earth Day is April 22. But, is Earth Day Cancelled due to COVID-19, the Coronavirus Pandemic? Heck NO! Absolutely not! Earth Day is going digital in 2020, at Earthday.org. There’s a ton of great material there you should check out!
The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, as a teach-in project organized by Senator Gaylord Nelson from Clear Lake, Wisconsin (that’s my hometown!) By 1990, Earth Day celebrated worldwide. And, now it has evolved into Earth Week and even Earth Month! During this celebration, people of all ages, races and backgrounds come together for a common good.
Earth Day Activities include picking up trash and garbage, planting trees, cleaning up coral reefs, and planning for a better future for our planet. Earth Day was started by Senator Gaylord Nelson, who happens to be from the same tiny town in Wisconsin that I’m from! It started as an environmental teach-in. In other words, a day to learn about how to take better care of the earth. Please check back as we update our big list of Earth Day freebies for 2019!
Earth Day Freebies
You can show your love for our planet by displaying these free stickers. First, there are free National Park stickers free by mail. Which also happen to be really cool looking! And, Sierra Club is offering free Make American Green Again stickers for Earth Day.
Then, you can go and get free coffee at Stewarts when you bring in your travel mug.
Of course, this year events may be canceled or be online-only due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earth Day Freebies for Kids
First, kids and parents will love this free Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax helper checklist for Earth Day. There’s also a free The Lorax Activity book, coloring book and more! Finally, don’t forget to check for Tax Credits from EnergyStar for qualifying appliances!
There are so many websites with fun activities for kids on Earth Day. Here are some of our favorites:
- ABC Teach – Earth Day printables: worksheets, flash cards and more
- DLTK – Coloring Pages for kids – printable coloring pages, posters and more.
- Primary Games – Free Earth Day games to play online
- Surfnetkids – Printable Earth Day coloring pages
Earth Day Freebies for Lawn & Garden
Gardeners will love the huge 250+ list of free things for lawn & garden!
And, every year you can score free Energy-Saving Trees planted on your property. Community Canopy is a program by the Arbor Day Foundation that combines trees with an interactive web experience to help homeowners & communities save energy and money by strategically planting trees to maximize their environmental benefits.
Recycle Old Appliances Responsibly
- How to Dispose of Old TV for Free? Recycle Computers + 100+ Tech Gadgets Several major stores recycle televisions, computers, TVs and 100 more gadgets for free! Here’s the scoop!
- Which Stores Recycle Electronics for Free
- H&M stores – Recycle any clothes or home textiles. Worldwide stores.
- Paint Care – Recycle your unused paint. Limited states.
- Grab Free Recycling Bags by mail here
Trade In Old Gadgets for Gift Cards
Who knew you could trade in old, unwanted gadgets for gift cards at your favorite stores!?
- Apple Store – Recycle your Apple devices and get a free gift card for qualifying devices.
- Best Buy – trade in old tech for a gift card to use toward new technology.
- Target Trade-In – Trade-in for a Target Gift Card, or get instant availability to cash through PayPal at all participating Target stores! No PayPal account required!
- Walmart Trade in – trade old gadgets for gift cards!
More Earth Day Freebies & Deals
While the world is in quarantine, in-person events are unlikely to happen. However, many restaurants and stores have offered curbside pickup or delivery options.
- Amazon Warehouse Deals – Save on thousands of items Earth Day.
- American Eagle – bring in an old pair of jeans (any brand) and get $10 off.
- Origins – FREE Earth Month tote and their #1 serum with purchases of $45 or more.
- National Parks – The National Park Service is modifying its operations on a park-by-park basis in accordance with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health authorities. While most facilities and events are closed or canceled, outdoor spaces in some parks remain accessible to the public. Before visiting, please check with individual parks regarding changes to park operations. If you choose to visit a national park, please ensure that you follow CDC and state and local guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and practice Leave No Trace principles. Updates about the NPS response, including safety information, are posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.
So, while we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day this year, it may not look quite like it has in the recent past. As a result, here are the offers from past years, which we have inquired about and will update when we find out.
- Best Buy –
- Buffalo Exchange – The thrift chain will offer select clothing for $1 per piece and donate the proceeds to the Humane Society.
- EVOS – Hi Wendy! We are postponing it due to COVID-19 we hope to know what date soon!
- Planet Fitness –
- Natural Grocers –
- Wegmans –
- BurgerFi – participating locations are offering 25% off for Earth day 2020
- CafePress –
- Caribou Coffee –
- Earth Origins Market –
- Goodwill –
- Imperfect Produce –
- Kiehls.com –
- Levi’s – trade in any old jeans for 20% off Levis! Then, Habitat for Humanity will turn the old denim into insulation for schools, libraries and low-income housing through the Blue Jeans Go Green program.
- Natural Grocers –
- Target –
- Threads 4 Thought –
- World Market –