It’s the most wonderful time of the year....at least, for us it is. It is Earth Week once again, and the countdown to Earth Day continues! Already this month we have seen some wonderful Earth Month events and promotions, and more are on the way. Here’s a quick recap of some Earth Month festivities you won’t want to miss:
April 20: Once again our friends at Origins are hosting the Origins Rocks Earth Month concert! This year’s concert will feature the three-time Grammy Award-winning group Train. Origins gave away many tickets to this now sold-out event when people went to Origins locations and signed a pledge to go green. But don’t worry; even if you weren’t able to score tickets, you can still get a front row seat to the concert! Just visit http://www.origins.com/liveconcert to see the concert streaming LIVE on April 20 at 8pm EST.
Origins has also pledged to plant a tree for every person who attends the concert AND everyone who watches online, so spread the word and help make a great event even better by helping plant as many trees as possible!
Snag Free Stuff
We’re teaming up with Lowe’s this year to make planting a tree for Earth Day even easier. This Saturday, April 23, Lowe’s Garden Centers across the country will be giving away 1 million free tree seedlings for Earth Day! Each one will come with a unique barcode that you can enter on their website at http://www.Lowes.com/earthday to learn more. Visit www.Lowes.com to find a Lowe’s Garden Center near you.
Shop Till You Drop (or plant)
When you shop at Uncommon Goods (http://www.uncommongoods.com) for unique gifts this week, use the code “AMFOR” at checkout and they will donate $5 to American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program. That’s 5 trees planted with the click of a mouse!
Toast the Town
Our friends at Woodchuck Cider are celebrating Earth Day this year by planting a tree through Global ReLeaf for every new Like on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WoodchuckCider
Help them plant as many trees as possible by logging on and liking their page. And don’t forget to tell your friends about this free, easy way to have a tree planted in your honor this Earth Day!
Give Us Your Best Shot
Do you have some great photos of you, your friends, or family enjoying trees and forests this spring? How about photos of the Earth Day, Week, or Month events you’ve attended? Enter them in our Earth Month 2011 photo contest at http://www.flickr.com/groups/1664537@N23/ and your photo could be featured on our website. One lucky winner will also receive a stylish, eco-friendly watch from our friends at WeWOOD (http://we-wood.us )
Don’t forget the best thing that you can do to celebrate Earth Day: plant trees! Through our Global ReLeaf program, you can make sure that degraded forests around the world are protected and restored. Just $1 plants a tree! Visit http://www.americanforests.org/planttrees/ to make your Earth Day contribution today.