At Easton, we believe environmental stewardship is everyone’s responsibility. We’re committed to finding ways to increase eco awareness in our community. With Earth Day coming up on Sunday, April 22, we invite you to come out and enjoy the green events and special promotions our restaurant and retail stores have planned in recognition of this important holiday. Keep reading to learn what we’re doing to help preserve our planet, and how you can go green at Easton this weekend.
What Are We Doing?
We’ve equipped both the East Parking Garage and Easton Gateway with electrical charging stations to encourage guests to drive their electric cars to Easton. Though we didn’t forget about our standard parking lots, our red/green parking lights reduces emissions by limiting the amount of time our guests spend driving around in search of a parking space.
Once you leave your car, you’ll likely start walking on some of our permeable pavers. Both the Town Center and Gateway parking lots, sidewalks and tree pits are equipped to allow water to drain right through, greatly reducing runoff that would otherwise enter local water systems, potentially carrying harmful materials with it.
In addition to providing 11 co-mingled containers throughout the property that guests can use to recycle glass and plastic, we also offer Columbus residents a convenient way to recycle their used batteries. Simply take them to our Guest Services Desk, and we’ll handle it from there. We accept standard batteries, including lithium and alkaline, along with NiCd, NiMh, lead (automobile) and mercury (watches, cameras, digital thermometers).
For the full breakdown on our environmentally friendly initiatives, check out our Going Green page.
What Are Our Tenants Doing?
We’re proud that many of our tenants share our passion for environmental responsibility and recognize Earth Day as an important way to generate awareness for many of the issues our planet faces.
Join L.L. Bean Easton from 10 AM to 12 PM on April 22 as they volunteer their time planting trees and removing invasive plant life from the Blendon Woods Metropark. Enjoy the outdoors in a relaxed setting with easy to moderate levels of activity. Be sure to bring gloves, weather-appropriate clothing (no cotton), waterproof footwear, and a small day pack with extra clothes, water, snacks and personal medications. Optional items to bring include sunglasses, camera or binoculars. Click here to sign up!
Dine at Northstar Café on April 22 from 3 PM to 10 PM and enjoy a delectable and FREE veggie burger. One burger per customer, dine-in only.
Our friends at Urban Home & Garden will be putting on a five-day garden party from April 19 to April 23. You can enjoy 20% off of the entire store during this period, and purchases of $50 or more come with a complimentary succulent!
Athleta will be celebrating Earth Day on April 22 from 10 AM to 9 PM. Join them for a fun and exciting activity for AthletaGirls and enter their raffle! While the activity is great for kids ages 4 to 11, anyone is welcome to join.
Join The Body Shop for their Earth Day event, taking place April 20 – April 22. They’ll be offering FREE skincare consultations, FREE mini facials, makeovers and more. Appointments are preferred, as time slots are limited. Call the store at (614) 337-1647 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome but may be placed on a waitlist.
What are some ways you celebrate Earth Day? Share your green ideas with us in the comments below.