Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Earth Day is Tomorrow 4/22/15!

Tomorrow is Earth Day! I have some freebies listed below, but the list isn't as long as it was last year. I also have some Earth Day facts and easy ways to celebrate below.
Bags from 2014. Qdoba ad from 2015.


  • Pottery Barn: Plant a seed in a biodegradable cup and bring it home!
  • Target: In store celebration usually usually includes a give away of reusable bags with some freebies in them.
  • National Parks
  • Anthropology. Rain forest craft. (Date/time vary, so please check their website.)
Not-As-Free Freebies:
  • Disney. This year, my local store is different. You get a free reusable bag with any purchase, NOT by bringing in plastic bags to trade in. (Use the store locator to find a store near you, click on the store and the events are listed under Upcoming Events.)
  • Origins. Free reusable tote with any purchase.
  • Starbucks will give you $0.10 off your coffee when you bring in a reusable mug for your coffee. 
  • Many grocery stores will offer $0.05-$0.10 off your purchase when you bring in a reusable bag.

When is Earth Day?
This year, Earth Day is Wednesday 4/22/15.

What is Earth Day?
Earth Day was begun to celebrate and raise awareness about the Earth and its environment. It is celebrated world-wide. The first observation of Earth Day was on 3/21/1970. The United Nations made April 22 International Mother Earth Day in 2009. Lately, the focus on Earth Day had been about recycling, reusing, and reducing your carbon footprint.

Easy Ways to Celebrate:
  • Plant a tree in your yard.
  • Have the kids help you sort the recycling and bring it to the recycling bins.
  • Let the kids pick out flowers and have them plant them in the garden.
  • Recycle used cans, bottle caps, or paper towel/toilet paper rolls into crafts. (I have a wind chime craft that uses bottle caps and lots of paper towel/toilet paper roll crafts.) Even old broken crayons can be recycled into new crayonsstained glass, or help make a suncatcher!
  • Start a vegetable garden in your yard.
  • If the park/store is close by, walk instead of driving your car.
  • Have the kids help clean up trash at the local park. Many cities have a community clean up event for Earth Day.


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