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Friday Freebies: 10 ways to go green and save green for Earth Day 2018

COLUMBUS, OH (WCMH) - Earth Day is almost here!

Whether you’re in the market for energy-efficient appliances, recycling old electronics or just want to declutter your home in the most eco-friendly way possible, here are some great ways to go green and save some green at the same time.


Recycle your old Apple devices online or at your local Apple store. If you recycle a qualifying device, you’ll receive a gift card online or credit to a new purchase in in store. All recycled devices will either be refurbished for resale or appropriately recycled. Find your nearest store here.

Best Buy

If you’re in the market for new energy-efficient appliances, head over to best buy this weekend. Customers can take up to 35% off all appliances until April 25.

Party for the Planet at the Columbus Zoo

Stop by the Columbus Zoo and Aquairum on Saturday and learn how you can take simple steps to improve life on earth for all living creatures. You’ll also get to see animals up close, shake your thing at the Planet Dance Party and more. The Party for the Planet is included with regular Zoo admission.

Spring Fling at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center

Bring the whole family out to the Spring Open House at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center. Enjoy popcorn, cotton candy, and more as you browse the plant sale. Plus, Cause for Canines will be there with adorable, adoptable pups!


If you want to spruce up your place this spring, stop by IKEA for the Make Room for Nature Event. There will be exciting offers, workshops and giveaways all weekend to help you bring your home to life. Plus, you can take $25 off your purchase of $150 or more to save on indoor and outdoor entertaining essentials with this coupon.


Save on getting your garden started with deals on organic potting mix, garden soil, fruit plants and trees, and more at Lowe's this weekend. Click here for your local circular. 

National Parks

Enjoy the great outdoors this Earth Day weekend and visit your favorite National Park for free from April 22 to April 23.

NBC4 Shred-It Day

Cleaning out your old documents? Get rid of them and fight identity theft at NBC4 and Shred-It Columbus’ 15th annual Shred-It Day at the Ohio Expo Center parking lots on Saturday. You can shred five full boxes of documents for free. For more information, click here.


Looking to give your desk a green makeover? Head over to Staples and take 25% off select Earth Day products with the promo code 17EARTHDAY through April 30.

Earth Day Electronics Recycling Drive

Recycle your old electronics that are just gathering dust at the Integrated Building Systems' 6th Annual Electronics Recycling Drive on Friday. It's free to recycle computers, laptops, servers, desk and cell phones, network equipment, gaming systems, stereos, radios, VCRs, DVD players, cables, cords, wires, LCD monitors, keyboards, desktop printers, scanners, and ink and toner cartridges. Click here for a list of items that are not accepted and a list of items that have fees to recycle.




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