Sustainable, Affordable Deals to Celebrate Earth Day 2016
Earth Day is celebrated once a year, but these seven deals will sustain the greenest endeavors throughout the year. From decorative rain barrels to bamboo storage and a great deal on alternative transportation (aka mountain biking), these savings will not only help consumers go green, but help save some green at the same time.
Why we love this deal: Much more than a rain barrel, this $100 deal from Ace Hardware saves money on water bills by using an included diverter kit to water a lawn or garden. Flip the lid and get even greener by planting herbs or flowers on top. Order online to save $20, but note that due to shipping restrictions this barrel requires in-store pickup.
Why we love this deal: This stylish ceramic container puts food scraps to good use, and comes with charcoal filters to contain odors so no one is the wiser. World Market's price is currently $10 less than other online stores.
Why we love this deal: This quirky cool deal from Plow & Hearth is the perfect eco-friendly way to add a touch of character and color for spring for only $7.
Why we love this deal: Ditch that pile of plastic takeout containers with this deal from Burlington Coat Factory for a savings of $7 compared with the next-lowest offer online at Rakuten. Four glass bowls with airtight lids provide fridge-to-microwave convenience without the risk of leaching harmful chemicals into food.
Why we love this deal: For $300 (plus free shipping), this deal from Dick's is the perfect excuse to leave the car in the garage, save on gas, and work some inches off the waistline. Quality components such as disc brakes and a Suntour front fork offer great value at a very reasonable price, and four sizes to choose from makes it easy to find a good fit for any frame.
Why we love this deal: Enjoy mowing the lawn for a change, without the noise, exhaust, and maintenance of a typical gas-powered mower. This deal from Walmart includes a grass catcher to collect clippings for composting, making it green times two. It matches the lowest price from other online retailers but offers the convenience of choosing either free shipping or free in-store pickup from a local Walmart.
Why we love this deal: Target's clearance deal knocks $21 off the regular price, making this a great steal on sustainable storage. This deal is in-store only and only at certain stores -- but Target.com offers tools to find where it is in stock nearby.