Starbucks Celebrates Earth Day With Free Coffee

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Just one more reason to appreciate Mother Nature.

What does a New Yorker love more than coffee? Free coffee – and that’s what Starbucks is serving up in honor of Earth Day.

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Bring in your own reusable travel mug to Starbucks on Friday, April 22, and the barista will fill it up, free of charge.

Of course if you don’t have one of your own, you can purchase a Starbucks version for 20 percent off its original price.

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Meanwhile, Earth Day celebrations will take place across the city this weekend.

At Grand Central Terminal, celebrations will be held both indoors and out, as EARTHFAIR, a festival of art, music and the environment will exhibit local organic food, environmental groups and green businesses.

And in Times Square, Earth Day New York will host a so-called “runway show” of green vehicles.

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  • CC

    Yes, cars have gotten less environmentally sound than before. I had a VW Rabbit that got great gas mileage, Also until recently ,had a Saturn that got 39.86 mpg on a long trip.
    I see so many people driving such has guzzlers such as the HUMMER, those big SUVs and trucks . Theses people are gas hogs! We should tax anyone buying that size vehicle 50% of the value and put the money towards researching new fuel technologies. If you had to pay an extra $15,000 – 25,000 as a tax on your SUV you wouldn’t buy it.
    Time to register? Pay another $10,000 a year to have that HUMMER. Base registration on the weight and mpg fuel efficiency of a vehicle.
    Those vehicles getting 45 mpg or more? A $10 registration fee.

  • Required

    All that sugar?! Ummm…don’t put sugar in it?

  • Tim the Coffee Guy!

    Hey, regards to earth day! I wish we could tax gas about 20% (for research!) and then drill our own to get the price down! a win win???

  • HM

    Not free if you have to buy a mug.
    I’ll pass on all that sugar.

  • B.A. Cretini

    Yes ,I was also there in 1970 that Earth day had much promise largely forgotten now as we pollute even more, of course then in Central Park people smoked
    weed openly and some spoke of an age of Aquarius and other nonsense.
    Times have changed ,few care anymore and Central Park though cleaner
    and prettier is also more boring and lacking in local color and diversity in it’s

    • Jimmy

      Yep, the Boomers were going to change the world. Now they drive BMW’s instead of Beetles.

  • sheriff willie

    I remember the first earth day in April 1970. Since then people & corporations have been a….holes on the movement.

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