Monday, April 22 is designated as Earth Day. The day is dedicated to environmental education and promoting sustainable living through a variety of activities including festivals, fairs, classroom education and community activism.
The first Earth Day took place in 1970, according to the Earth Day Network.
Locally, many retailers and organizations are celebrating Earth Day by offering freebies through the weekend and on Monday.
Here's a look at what's available:
Target - Get a free reusable bag from Target on Sunday, April 21 starting at 10 a.m. The store will pass out 1.5 million bags nationwide while supplies last. Go here to find your local Target.
Earth Day Market - The City of New Port Richey's Environmental Committee will host an Earth Day expo featuring eco-friendly businesses and vendors. The event takes place Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. in New Port Richey.
Joann Fabric and Craft Store - On Sunday, April 21 stores will be offering a free make and take Ball jar planter project. To find your closest Joann go here.
Grow Financial - The credit union will be giving out free Florida Pine Tree saplings to all customers on Monday, April 22. Grow Financial is located at 6121 S.R. 54 in New Port Richey.
Do you know of an Earth Day celebration in Land O' Lakes? Tell us in the comments.
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