Posts tagged ‘Earth Day’

April 16, 2012

Austin: Give 5% to Mother Earth

The third year of the “Give 5% to Mother Earth” campaign has blown up in Austin, with over 120 businesses committing to donate five percent of gross sales on April 21st, the Saturday of Earth Day weekend, to six non-profits that dedicate their time and energy into making Central Texas a better place.  The business list is absolutely amazing. And getting better every day.

By George, SoLa, Solid Gold, Moss, Guero’s, Fabi + Rosi, Hotel San Jose Lounge, Amelia’s Retro – Vogue & Relics, Alamo Drafthouse and so many more!  The 5% Day will take place on Saturday, April 21st this year – the Saturday of Earth Day weekend. The campaign will benefit HCC, Texas Land Conservancy, Clean Water Fund, Friends of Barton Springs Pool, Sierra Club, and Tree Folks.

Here’s an Earth Week event list:

Tuesday, April 17th – Visit Amy’s Ice Creams and Phil’s Ice House on Burnet Road or South Lamar Boulevard! Say “Earth Day” when you order and up to 20% of the day’s sales will benefit “Give 5% to Mother Earth!” Click here to view the event on

Wednesday, April 18th – Whole Foods Market will be hosting a Community Giving Day at both locations! Five percent of sales will benefit the “Give 5% to Mother Earth” campaign. Also, grab some friends and join us on the patio at the Downtown location on Wednesday evening for live music by Austin icon, Alejandro Escovedo! Click here to view the event on

Thursday, April 19th – Head on down to Shady Grove for a Hippie Chick and great live music by Hudson Moore at Unplugged at the Grove! Five percent of food sales on Thursday benefit the campaign partners! Click here to view the event on

Saturday, April 21st – Eat, shop, play, and more at participating businesses all over Austin including Half Price Books, Solid Gold, Royal Blue Grocery, Jo’s Hot Coffee, Zocalo Cafe, Doc’s Backyard, The Rattle Inn, and many more to support “Give 5% to Mother Earth!”

April 22, 2008

Free eco-friendly bags!

Today being Earth Day and all, area HEBs are passing out free reusable bags in exchange for just 5 plastic bags! Stop by from 3-7 and become a part of the reusable bag trend.

I have about 7 reusable bags, mainly because once I bring them in the condo it takes me awhile to remember to bring them back out to my car. This may be a bigger problem for me than for most, since it’s a long six-unit walk from the parking lot to my condo, but I recommend stocking up on reusables so you’re never without!


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