Earth Day

5 Tips for Earth Day 2013

April 17, 2013
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5 Tips for Earth Day 2013

Here are my five tips for Earth Day 2013, including three from the companies I've partnered with for this tour--Amana, Tom's of Maine, and GlaxoSmithKline.

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Earth Day Freebies 2012

April 18, 2012
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Five years ago when I started this blog, one the first big popular posts was about Earth Day freebies. This was at a time when reusable shopping bags were becoming popular, mostly because supermarkets were still giving you a bag credit for bringing your own, and because the economy was starting to nosedive. And, at the same time, many stores started giving away free reusable bags as part of their Earth Day promotions. Every year since I’ve done an annual roundup of freebies to be had on Earth Day, and this year there are at least a half dozen...

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5 Earth Day Deals

April 17, 2012
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5 Earth Day Deals

This morning I will be on the “10! Show” on NBC 10 to talk about Earth Day freebies. And while free is always great, sometimes getting a discount is just as good. Before my segment airs, I wanted to share with you some Earth Day deals that will allow you to purchase earth-friendly products at a discount. Many have come through my affiliate networks; others through newsletters to which I subscribe. I hope you’ll be able to take advantage of some, if not all, of these deals. I know I’ll be scooping up a few myself. You might also...

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Earth Day 2011 Freebies

April 18, 2011
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It’s no surprise that with our current economy, people want something for nothing. And it’s no different when it comes to Earth Day. Perhaps that’s because a few years ago companies started the tradition of giving away Earth Day freebies, such as reusable shopping bags, and now everyone expects those freebies every time Earth Day comes around. (Earth Day this year, by the way, is April 22, 2011.) Happily, companies, retailers, and organizations have gotten the memo, and are offering up plenty of Earth Day freebies in 2011. Here are those worth noting: Free Food Bring a reusable coffee...

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7 Earth Day Freebies

April 21, 2010
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Who wants some free stuff for Earth Day? Here are 7 freebies for you to enjoy. Note: Unless I specify otherwise, these deals are good for Thursday, April 22nd (aka Earth Day) only! CafePress has partnered with iVillage for the “Picture Your World” online photo contest, where people can submit photos with captions that explain why they are committed to saving the planet and in return you will get a free, eco-friendly bag. (You can actually sign up to get your free bag even without uploading the photo; you’ll just pay $1.25 in shipping.) Bring your reusable coffee cup...

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Green This, Not That

April 21, 2010
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Green This, Not That

I’m all about going green when it can save you some green. But sometimes it’s worth it to spend a little bit more on a green product that will benefit you–and Mother Earth–in the long run. Here are the my choices for “green this, not that” for Earth Day 2010, as I discussed on the 10! Show on NBC 10 in Philadelphia today. Green in the kitchen Choose organic strawberries but skip the organic oranges. Basic rule of thumb: fruits and vegetables that are on the ground and/or don’t have a thick outer skin absorb the most pesticides. If...

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16 Things You Could Win in the Earth911 Earth Day Promotion

April 7, 2010
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I normally don’t cover contests, sweepstakes and giveaways but since I am participating in this promotion–a copy of Suddenly Frugal is one of the items people can win–I thought my readers might like knowing about it, in case they want to enter, too! Earth911.com recently launched a special section of its Web site to mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The Earth Day channel not only features 40 tips about reducing, reusing and recycling, but also hosts a Twitter contest beginning March 29 and ending in a giveaway on Earth Day, April 22. During the contest, two tips...

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More Free Stuff for Earth Day

April 21, 2009
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Turns out that plenty of people are interested in finding out about freebies for Earth Day. I know this from the search terms that people have been using lately to find my blog–and click on my recent “Free Stuff for Earth Day” post. In fact, it’s been the most popular post this past week. Given that there is still a sustained interest in finding out about more free stuff on Earth Day (tomorrow), and many of the deals I’d highlighted previously were for this past Sunday only, I’ve decided to do this roundup of additional deals to be had...

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Sun Sentinel Plugs Suddenly Frugal

April 19, 2009
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Guess who is spreading the Suddenly Frugal gospel? The Sun Sentinel newspaper in Florida, which reaches millions of readers in South Florida. I was so pleased to discover this, via the incoming links on my blog stats, that the paper had picked up my Free Stuff for Earth Day post to share with its readers in Florida. I’m sure my mentioning the Miami on the Cheap blog helped in this respect, but I’ll take the plugs wherever I can get them. Thanks, Sun Sentinel. You might also enjoy (Note: Some offers may have expired)Announcing Suddenly Frugal The AudiobookOctober: A...

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Free Stuff for Earth Day

April 16, 2009
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Want Earth Day freebies? This Sunday April 19 and next week, in time for Earth Day, a number of retailers are running promotions that can help shoppers like you and me go green and save green, too. Some stores are providing freebies; others are offering discounts or money off on eco-friendly products. Here are a few of those offerings, which I thought you might want to check out this weekend. At Target this Sunday, the first 1 million guests at the checkout counter will received a $2.00 coupon on GE Energy Smart compact flourescent light bulbs (or CFLs) and...

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10 Tips for Earth Day

April 8, 2009
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Hard to believe that the first Earth Day occurred 39 years ago, back in 1970. Truth is, I wasn’t even aware of Earth Day until 1989. That was the first time I’d heard about the event. Since I was living in New York City at the time, I spent the entire day with tens of thousands of other New Yorkers in an Earth Day celebration in Central Park. It was kind of groovy–you know, for the 80s. With Earth Day right around the corner (it’s April 22nd, in case you don’t know), I thought I’d share these 10 tips...

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Putting the Plastic Bag Out to Pasture

January 24, 2008
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Putting the Plastic Bag Out to Pasture

A collective “Hooray” went through the green community earlier this week, when Whole Foods proclaimed that it would getting rid of plastic bags at the checkout aisle by this Earth Day (which is April 22, 2008, in case you didn’t know). Of course, Whole Foods has been working up towards this day for some time now. Like many supermarkets Whole Foods has been selling reusable bags for its customers to use at checkout and encouraging them to byob (bring your own bag), whether it came from Whole Foods or not. They even give customers a discount (a paltry discount...

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Green TV

November 6, 2007
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What is it about November that has the media going green? I would have thought that broadcasters and websites would be rolling out the green carpet next April, when Earth Day is upon us (it falls on April 22, 2008, FYI). But instead, it’s all green, all the time on the various NBC networks (Bravo, MSNBC, etc) and over on the Microsoft Network (MSN). For example, MSN has rebranded its website with the URL green.msn.com, which offers a homepage, if you will, to all things green–from current events to politics. Over at the Peacock network, everyone is getting in...

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