20 Apr '12, 4pm

Ad nauseum: Why must we shop on Earth Day?: Like Christmas, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and many other holiday...

Ad nauseum: Why must we shop on Earth Day?: Like Christmas, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and many other holiday...

Like Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, July 4 and any other day on the calendar that some marketer can seize upon as an excuse to get Americans to go to the mall or online and buy a bunch of crap they don’t need (and probably can’t afford), Earth Day has become a shopping opportunity. My inbox gets flooded at this time of year with some of the most inane emails you’d ever want to see. My friend Matt Wheeland has made an Earth Day tradition of writing about these pitches , so I thought I’d share some of mine, too. An online shopping site came at me with an original idea for Earth day: plant a tree. Way to think outside the box, guys! With Earth Day (4/22/12) approaching, online shopping site Extrabux will plant a tree for every purchase made on its site from Thursday, 4/19 through Sunday, 4/22. They’re planning on planting thousands of...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/04/20/ad-nauseum-why-mu...

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How are you celebrating Earth Day?

How are you celebrating Earth Day?

eere.energy.gov 20 Apr '12, 5pm

Earth Day is a great time to commit to protecting the environment and saving energy. Check out our resources, tips, and id...

Storify: The meaning of Earth Day in 2012: As E...

greenbiz.com 20 Apr '12, 7pm

View the story "Earth Day 2012" on Storify ]Earth Day 2012 For this April 22, we're exploring how the day -- and its meani...

How corporations are celebrating Earth Day 2012

How corporations are celebrating Earth Day 2012

greenbiz.com 20 Apr '12, 11am

We’re approaching another anniversary of Earth Day -- happy 42nd , kid! -- and our editors asked me to contribute to the c...

Let’s replace Earth Day with Destroy the Earth Day

Let’s replace Earth Day with Destroy the Earth Day

grist.org 20 Apr '12, 3pm

Solar flare. (Image by NASA/GSFC/SDO.) If you’re like us, you’re totally burned out on all the absurd, disingenuous ways t...

Have a Good Earth Day

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 22 Apr '12, 11am

By 2050 or so, the human population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of peop...

Have a Good Earth Day

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 22 Apr '12, 11am

By 2050 or so, the human population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of peop...

a tribute to mother earth

a tribute to mother earth

proudduck.com 23 Apr '12, 9am

A lot of people have a very sad perspective of our education system, in that we don’t pay much attention to the rest of th...

Earth Day is Every Day: #nowreading

Earth Day is Every Day: #nowreading

recyclebank.com 23 Apr '12, 1am

But the good news is, individual action multiplied can also turn it around- the true meaning of revolution. Which is why o...

In search of good "earth" moments @dotearth: Ha...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 22 Apr '12, 11am

By 2050 or so, the human population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of peop...

For Earth Day, a Bit of Perspective

green.blogs.nytimes.com 21 Apr '12, 3pm

For Earth Day, a Bit of Perspective By JUSTIN GILLIS Millions of people worldwide will take to the streets, the parks and ...

For Earth Day, a Bit of Perspective

green.blogs.nytimes.com 21 Apr '12, 3pm

For Earth Day, a Bit of Perspective By JUSTIN GILLIS Millions of people worldwide will take to the streets, the parks and ...

Happy Earth Day, Mitt!

Happy Earth Day, Mitt!

grist.org 20 Apr '12, 4am

Mitt Romney, brownwasher in chief. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) Mitt Romney might be the country’s No. 1 brownwasher . While c...

Happy Earth Day! The Winner of the 2012 “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!” Earth Day Photo Contest is… #greenroofs...

Happy Earth Day! The Winner of the 2012 “Love t...

greenroofs.com 22 Apr '12, 9pm

“Toronto City Hall is an extremely important historical building in the city, and is also the city symbol. This is the fir...