Earth Day/Month 2011 Events & Freebies List!

Here is a growing list of Earth Day/Month 2011 Freebies.

April 9th

Bolsa Chica Festival - Huntington Beach, CA - Sat. April 9 10:00am-3:00pm, free event. Bring the family outdoors to learn about marine ecology and the Bolsa Chica wetlands. Enjoy interactive booths, games, displays and guided tours. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Wetlands Interpretive Center 3842 Warner Ave. Link

Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts Earth Day 2011 Event - FREE family fun & educational activities for all ages. Activities include Train Rides, over 50 green exhibitors, earth friendly arts & crafts,  Water Reclamation Plant tours, Landfill tours, eco-puppet show, gardening workshops & more. Join us Saturday April 9, 2011 at Sanitation Districts Parking Lot, 1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601. Link

April 12th

Charlottesville, VA Earth Week - Although Earth Week is from April 17th - 24th, the earliest event is on April 12th. Events are the James River Green Building Council FREE Luncheon on tuesday, April 12th at noon in the City Space in the Downtown Mall, FREE Composting Workshop (must register) on April 16th at 11 am at the Blue Ridge Eco Shop, Earth Day Vineyard Tours on April 23rd at 11 am at Keswick Vineyards, Eco Fair 2011 classes such as Rain Barrel Making, Composting, Master Gardener's and more on April 23rd from 11 am to 4 pm at the Charlottesville Pavillion.

April 16th

Eco Fest Sat. April 16 10:00am-5:00pm, free event. Hosted by Ventura Charter Schools this event boost family friendly music, entertainment, green project displays, arts and crafts as well as a scavenger hunt. All profits of the event will benefit Ventura Charter Schools. Seaside Promanade Park 10 W. Harbor Blvd, Ventura Ca Link

Laguna Niguel Botanical Preserve: "Go Green" Event - Sat. April 16 8:30am-12:00pm, volunteer/free Adults and children welcome to celebrate earth day by planting, weeding and cleaning up the Niguel Botanical Preserve. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, water, music and prizes! Crown Valley Community Park 29751 Crown Valley Parkway Laguna Niguel, Ca. Link

April 17th

Earthworks Earth Fair 2011 Sun. April 17 10:00am-5:00pm, free event. Each year the San Diego Earth Works Earth Fair attracts more than 60,000 patrons and features a cleaner car concourse, eARTh gallery art show, children's parade, food pavilion and three entertainment stages. Balboa Park, San Diego, Ca. Link

Newport News Park Earth Day 2011 - This event will be free to the public at the second largest city-owned park east of the Mississippi. We plan on having demonstrations for both children and adults including composting, rain barrels, and worm bins, as well as live animals discussions from a local living museum. Groups we plan to have in attendance include the local Master Gardeners, Sierra Club, The Green Foundation, the VA Department of Forestry, and our local recycling company. We also plan to have an area where the public can exchange plastic bags for reusable shopping bags, recycle batteries, turn in used CFL light bulbs, and recycle old tennis shoes and reading glasses. (This event is not yet confirmed. Found this info posted here.)

Target - FREE Reuseable Tote Bag with any purchase. Link

April 21st

Sacramento's Earth Day Celebration - The FREE Earth Day celebration takes place on Thursday April 21st, at the City Hall Plaza located at 915 I Street, and Cesar Chavez Park located just across tthe street in downtown Sacramento. Our celebration kicks off with lively entertainment at 9 :00 AM with the festivities continuing until 2:00 PM. The green fun includes interactive learning, complete with clean air demonstrations, ring-a-round the recycle, prizes, giveaways, and even Radio Disney! Link

April 22nd

Calloway's Nursery Earth Day - DFW locations - Attend a free Earth Day Organics clinic  at 10:15 a.m. on Earth Day, April 22, 2011. Learn sustainable and earth-friendly gardening techniques. Link

Disney Store - FREE Reusable Shopping Bag when you bring in 5 plastic shopping bags. Link

Earth Day Dallas 2011 - Celebrate Earth Day 2011 by joining the Earth Day Dallas festival featuring two days of exhibits, a speaker series, short films, music, entertainment, food and fun for everyone. Date & Time: Friday, April 22, 2011 at 10am-5pm & Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 10am-5pm Location: Dallas Arts District, Pearl Street and Flora Street. Link

Origins - FREE Origins full sized sample when you bring in your empty cosmetic bottles. Link

Starbucks - Bring in a travel cup & receive a FREE Coffee or Tea at participating locations. Link

April 23rd

Earth Day Mobile Bay 2011 - There will be environmental displays and exhibits, educational activities for children and adults, plus great live music and art. Fun for the entire family! Bring computers, old TV's, other electronics, used cooking oil and other aluminum, plastic and cardboard items for recycling. Totally FREE admission *and* FREE BRATS bus rides from off-site parking. Event is on April 23, 2011 from 10 am - 7 pm at Fairhope Pier Park in Fairhope, Alabama. LinkEarth Day San Francisco 2011 - Musical acts, green speakers, holistic information, children's events. April 23rd from 10 am - 6pm at the Civic Center Plaza in Downtown San Francisco. Link

Keiki Earth Day - Free fun-filled day for the entire family. Join us as we sing and make music with Uncle Wayne, recycle with a book-and-toy exchange, enjoy a healthy snack-making demo by radical homemaker Ashley Lukens, as well as various DIY craft and skills sharing activities including recycled container gardening and toy-making. Local publisher Bess Press will also present storytelling hour and showcase their new season's line-up of books with eco-friendly themes and stories. There will be activities for adults too. Experts will be on hand to educate you on cloth diapering, baby wearing/sling techniques, preparing healthy meals and more. Enjoy the store's natural parenting resource center filled with eco-friendly educational materials and money saving tips.  Saturday April 23rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at Manoa Marketplace 2nd Floor in Honolulu, HI. Link

Lowe's - Lowe's is giving away 1 million trees. Link

Stapleton Central Park Earth Day Festival 2011 - Denver, CO - There will be healthy, organic food, great music provided by KBCO, hamster ball and laser tag by Games2U, and a variety of earth friendly products and information. There will be raffles, free giveaways and fun activities for kids. Event date is April 23, 2011 from 1pm - 5pm. Link
Month Long Freebies

itunes.apple.com - FREE Children's Interactive Story Book "The Four Seasons - An Earth Day Interactive Children's Story Book" by Tab Tale for iPod Touch, iPhone & iPad. Link

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