8 Amazing Earth Day Freebies and Deals You Don’t Want to Miss Out on in 2024

After volunteering in your community, finish off Earth Day by taking advantage of some of the great freebies available near you.

Rayna Skiver - Author

Apr. 22 2024, Published 4:48 p.m. ET

Yellow and black train in Los Angeles, California.
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The last thing we want to do on Earth Day is participate in consumerism. However, there are some deals, as well as a few free items, events, and experiences available that you might want to take advantage of.

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Keep reading to check out the Earth Day freebies in 2024. Between affordable national park visits and sustainable toilet paper, there’s something for everyone.

Get a reusable bag from H-E-B.

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Reusable bags are a perfect freebie to pick up on Earth Day — as long as you actually put them to use, of course. Whether you’re using them as a simple, on-the-go tote bag or at your local farmers market, totes make a handy accessory. To get a bag, you can stop at H-E-B, Mi Tienda, Central Market, or Joe V’s Smart Shop, according to Austin-American Statesman.

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Ride the metro for free in LA.

Metro platform in Los Angeles, California.
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Public transportation isn’t always great in the U.S., but if it’s free, we might as well put it to use. In Los Angeles, customers can ride the metro without charge between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. local time, according to NBC. Walking, riding a bike, or taking the bus is a great way to reduce your carbon emissions and have a positive impact on the environment.

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Visit a national park near you.

A person looking up at a large tree at Redwood National Park in California.
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Did you know that you can visit some national parks for free any day of the year? In Northern California, people can enjoy the sights and sounds of Redwood National Park without paying a single dollar, according to the National Park Service (NPS). Other popular sites are free, too, like Biscayne National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains — and these make a perfect activity for Earth Day or Earth Month.

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Stop by a Washington state park.

A landscape view of a waterfall at Palouse Falls State Park in Washington.
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If you’re located in Washington, you’re in luck — all state parks are free on Earth Day, according to KREM2. There’s no better time to see all the breathtaking nature this state has to offer. Between the rushing rivers, tall waterfalls, turquoise lakes, and staggering mountain views, it’s impossible to choose a park that will disappoint.

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Get a free tree.

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You simply can’t celebrate Earth Day without mentioning trees. In Florida, you can pick up a free tree on Earth Day at Delray Beach, Oakland Park, Deerfield Beach, Margate, or Dania Beach, according to the Sun Sentinel. It might sound simple and cliche, but planting trees really is good for the planet.

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Choose what you pay for a Pela Case.

Sustainable phone cases can be pricey, like the ones by Pela Case, which are composed of compostable materials instead of plastic. This year for Earth Month, the company is offering a unique deal: Choose what you pay. If you need a new case, now’s a great time to give a Pela case a try.

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Try sustainable toilet paper with a discount.

Most of the time, the kind of toilet paper we buy isn’t something we think too deeply about. It might be time to change that. Who Gives a Crap makes bamboo toilet paper that’s plastic-free and environmentally-friendly. Why not try it with an Earth Day discount? The cheeky company is offering 20 percent off your first subscription order with the code EARTHYAY.

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Save money on eco-friendly laundry detergent from Dropps.

Dropps has an awesome sustainable laundry detergent that’s made with plant-based ingredients and free of harsh chemicals. Switching up your laundry routine is one of the easiest but most important things you can do when striving for a more eco-friendly lifestyle. And if you love the detergent from Dropps, you can also try the dish soap. The company is offering 30 percent off with the code EARTHMONTH30.

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