Earth Day: UGH!

16 Apr

Earth Day Banner

From the department of “You’re Totally Missing the Point” comes this gem:

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Cinemark, a fine paragon of film, but not so much of environmentalism, delivered this to me as my weekly coupon today. Putting aside the fact that $2 off a bottle of water when there are water fountains in the lobby is considered a deal, offering a discount on bottled water for Earth Day is equivalent to free bacon on Passover.  Lots of stores will be running Earth Day promotions this year, but it’s important to judge whether or not they’re really earth friendly.  Is owning another reusable bag all that green when you already have 42 languishing in your back seat?  Probably not.  It’s fine to take advantage of deals that you’re going to use, but before you jump on an Earth Day deal, think about it for a second. That will certainly be longer than Cinemark considered this partnership.

~April

P.S. This coupon is only good once so if you try and use it and it doesn’t work we’ll all know someone else missed the point.

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3 Responses to “Earth Day: UGH!”

  1. wanderdrossel April 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    Pepsi decided to give out free “earth friendly” bottles of water at Yosemite’s Earth Day Celebration last year. This was while the park service was considering a ban on the sale of them within the park. I thought about raising a stink about it but didn’t. So yeah, ugh, greenwashing.

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