Did you know:

If every American home replaced just one light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, we would provide enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, save more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars.

Some Earth Day freebies & discounts

  • Gain free admission into all 392 U.S. national parks now through Sunday, April 25.

  • Babies R Us will give you a free reusable tote bag if you bring a valid coupon(PDF) into its stores through April 22. Plus, you'll get a 25% discount off all the clothing and shoes you can fit into the bag.

  • Origins is offering a trade-in program on Earth Day only. Bring one of your current skin-care product bottles — empty or full, from any brand — to an Origins counter and receive a free full-size cleanser. Choose from Checks and Balances Frothy face wash or Perfect World antioxidant cleanser with white tea.

  • Get a chance to win a $20,000 green home makeover by registering on the Purex website by April 30.

  • Enter a sweepstakes to win 1 of 10 smart for two vehicles by making a pledge to help protect the environment on Safeway's website through April 27.

  • Sign up for the Drive Home Green sweepstakes on Target's website through the end of the month. The grand prize is a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid.
  • Add a green pledge to the Sierra Club's Earth Day map for a chance to win a trip for two to Hawaii.
  • Travelocity is offering up to 40% off prices at 40 green hotels across the globe.

  • Travelzoo is giving discounts on U.S.-based, LEED-certified hotels.

  • Walgreens will refill your printer cartridge for $1 instead of its usual $12 on April 22 only. It's also offering a 22 percent discount  on its green products through April 30.

  • Drugstore.com is offering up to 40% off products from its "green and natural" store through April 23.

  • Numi Organic Teas is giving a 20% discount on April 22 — just enter Eday40 at checkout

Upcoming Events

·     Earth Day Program – A Day of Science

Apr 22 2010 – 9:30am – San Diego, California

·     Wildlife Preserve and River Cleanup Event

Apr 24 2010 – 12:00pm – San Diego, California

· Earth Through a Lens Exhibit of Finalists' work

Apr 22 2010 – 9:00pm – Palm Springs, California

·     Green Screen – USGBC OC (EGB) and The Newport Beach Film Fest

Apr 28 2010 – 8:30pm – Newport Beach, California


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