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Happy Earth Day!

Photo from the First Earth Day

By now, I am betting that you are tired of hearing that it is Earth Day. That is just why I come bearing good news! Starbucks is committed to spiffing you up today by giving away FREE COFFEE, TEA, and ICED TEA!  All you have to do is go to any Starbucks TODAY, and BRING A REUSABLE TUMBLER.

In case you are not doing your duty yet by using reusable cups, all tumblers will be 20% off. If you are feeling kinda un-eco-friendly, you can still get your FREE drink in a Starbucks’ “to-stay” cup.

Before you go caffein-ate yourself though, here are some things you can impress other Starbuck patrons by knowing (along with a few tips for being eco-friendly):

The energy saved when you recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a traditional light bulb for four hours. (Recycle and turn off lights when you aren’t using them)

Bottled water is not healthier than tap water, but it can be abut 10,000 times more expensive. $2.50 for a bottle of water is equivalent to $10 a gallon of gas. Bottled water is produces unnecessary garbage and costs mucho energy to produce. (Use a reusable tumbler and drink tap.)

About 95 percent of the water entering our homes goes down the drain. (Don’t carelessly run water when not using it.)

Running the tap while brushing your teeth can waste 4 gallons of water. (Turn off the water while brushing.)

The plastic grocery bag was first used as an alternative to paper sacks in grocery stores in 1977. Now, 4 out of 5 grocery bags used are plastic (Reuse your grocery bags.)

20 million Americans participated in this first Earth Day celebration, which was issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto on March 21, 1970. Now, Earth Day is celebrated in 175 countries (Take care of your Mother-Earth).

Happy Earth Day! Happy Earth 🙂

April 2011


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