Celebrating Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!
This post is a long one, so hang in there. For the first time, I’ve been contacted by several companies to highlight the way they are celebrating Earth Day and I’d like to let you know about each one even though I don’t receive anything for any of it. I think it’s important to let anyone who might be reading know about the efforts these companies are making because the way we spend our money on even things we normally buy means something! Support companies that are making an effort!


Traveling this summer? To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Expedia.com, has expanded the company’s Green Hotel program. The new program now offers more than 1,700 “green” hotels to travelers who prioritize environmental sustainability.

The hotels offered are certified by a cross-section of organizations, including Green Seal, Green, LEEDS and STEP. Expedia.com has also partnered with TerraPass to create carbon offset bundles, based on distance flown, to fund clean energy and carbon reduction projects.

Spend For Good: buy things on Earth Day!
I recently received an email about a neat web site called Spend For Good
Basically, if you sign up on the Spend For Good site and then you buy things at participating retailers like Amazon, just like you usually would, they donate part of your purchase to the charity of your choice!

On April 22nd (today!), Earth Day, several retailers who participate in Spend For Good are doubling the percentage of your purchase that is donated to charity, and their selected charity is Reverb.

Event details:

What: Spend For Good Earth Day Online Shopping Event; Top retailers will double charitable donations for purchases made through the Spend For Good site to support green music charity Reverb
When: Thursday, April 22, 2010 – 12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. CST
Where: Spend For Good Online Charitable Shopping Site

To participate in the Spend For Good Earth Day Shopping Event, all consumers need to do is shop through the Spend For Good site on April 22nd. While shoppers will be able to choose from hundreds of popular online stores on the site, they are encouraged to support those retail partners that have offered to double their contributions on Earth Day: Cooking.com (10% of purchase amount); Land of Nod (12%); Shopbop (14%); eBags (12%); Moosejaw (10%); and PetSmart (11%).

What will I be buying?
I am totally excited because I have been drooling over the Baby Jogger City Mini stroller ever since Jes at Chirky showed me hers. We had kinda been putting off buying a real stroller for Little Sir and had been making do with an umbrella stroller, NOT ANYMORE!

One of my favorite kids’ retailers, Land of Nod, is participating in this Earth Day Spend For Good event, and also offering free shipping on strollers! So not only will I get the stroller of my dreams, but Land of Nod will be donating around $25 of my purchase to Reverb!

It’s a win-win!

Now, what will you do?

Get some ideas on how to celebrate Earth Day or share how you are celebrating on Twitter by visiting TwittEarthDay.

Happy Earth Day!

* disclosure: nobody paid me for any of this, I have to pay for that stroller with my own money. But hey, if you want to give it to me for free or book me some free travel GO RIGHT AHEAD!