In celebration of Earth Day, many retailers and organizations are having special sales and hosting events. From Woolly Pockets' Living Wall being planted today in Union Square in NYC to West Elm's special sale on organic bedding, there's a lot going on to celebrate the earth and all the ways we can better take care of it.
Earth Day offerings from Anthropologie
• Anthropologie: in honor of Earth Day, Anthropologie will host a special series of free workshops at more than 100 locations across the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom to highlight the importance of planting and urban gardening and the organizations dedicated to improving our environment. Varying by store location, participants will learn how to pot plants in a variety of repurposed containers and/ or introduce potting to their children for the first time. The non-profit organizations taking part will also benefit. Each will receive a donation from Anthropologie. Anthropologie's store windows will also illustrate themes of planting and urban gardening, and each store will be stocked with special gardening-focused items like the Celia Birtwell gardening gloves ($20), Seed Bombs ($6), vintage garden markers ($28); On Guerilla Gardening book ($25.99), and the World Repair Kit ($24.99).
•Full Circle: enter to win an assortment of gorgeously sustainably-made green cleaning products from Full Circle by leaving a message on their Twitter or Facebook page (Full Circle) on your Earth Day activities.
• Better World Books: Save 20% on three or more used books. More information on their website.
• Seventh Generation: win a $5,000 Green Home Makeover from Seventh Generation (ends May 31). Share their story about someone's who's inspired you to protect the planet, how they've led by example and shown you the way to a safer family and healthier world. Grand Prize winner will receive a $5,000 Green Home makeover through realgoods.com and a year's supply of Seventh Generation products. Get more information here.
• Woolly Pockets: this morning Woolly Pockets in conjunction with the New York Restoration Project started building a giant (40'X8') "Living Green Wall' of edible plants and lush Native New York plant species in the Southern plaza of Union Square in Manhattan. The public will be able to admire it and walk through it all weekend. The wall will be up through Sunday, and then all the plants will be donated to local schools. Woolly Pockets is doing this to help kick off the NYC Grows festival, but more importantly to spread the word about the Woolly Pocket School Program (there are over 20 in LA already and he wants to start building them in New York soon).
If you know of other events in your area, let us know below!
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(Woolly Pocket images: Cambria Bold)