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Turn down the disposable cup and get free coffee on Earth Day.
Turn down the disposable cup and get free coffee on Earth Day.

Go green for free caffeine

Looking for a way to go green and save on your morning cup of joe?

Celebrate Earth Day with Starbucks tomorrow and get a free cup of coffee, just by bringing in your own reusable mug or tumbler.

Starbucks is offering the promotion throughout Friday, April 22 at all of its locations. If you don't have a mug or tumbler to bring in, they're also selling theirs in-store for 20 percent off.

Not a java fan? You can still get a mug of tea, hot or iced, for the same low price of nothing.

Forget the kids and call dibs on your own Easter eggs downtown.
Forget the kids and call dibs on your own Easter eggs downtown.

Let your inner child loose at the Grown-Up Easter Egg Hunt

There seems to be a socially acceptable age window for reveling in the good old-fashioned, candy-and-eggs fun of Easter. Much like Halloween, it's something people grow out of, then eventually enjoy vicariously through their own kids.

Luckily, there are plenty of Milwaukeeans who feel that "acting your age" is overrated and stuffy. Proving that some kid stuff never goes out of style, Milwaukee BID #21 has put a grown-up spin on the traditional Easter egg hunt for all you 9-to-5ers Downtown.

Get a band of co-workers together during your lunch breaks Monday, April 18 through Wednesday, April 20 and relive a little during the Grown-Up Easter Egg Hunt.

Public Service Ambassadors will hand out eggs at currently undisclosed locations around Downtown between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. each day. For exact spots, eager egg hunters should stay tuned to Milwaukee Downtown's Facebook and Twitter accounts for day-of announcements.

Each giveaway will hand out 1,000 eggs, which contain a coupon for a free McDonald's menu item and a raffle ticket for the grand "egg-stravaganza" in Cathedral Square Park on Thursday, April 21. There, you can turn in your tickets for a chance to win one of more than 35 prizes, including gifts and certificates from Downtown-area restaurants, hotels, spas and boutiques. One lucky bunny will even take home the grand prize "golden egg."

Tickets must be redeemed on Thursday by 12:10 p.m. in order to win a prize, but getting there early has its benefits, too. A Rabbit Relay egg passing game and Chick-a-Boom egg toss will start at noon, and yes, there are even more prizes to be had for the winners. Too busy early in the week to hunt down your eggs? You can still drop by for fun and games, plus get entered in the second-chance drawing for other small prizes.

Yeah, it's not a lifetime supply of chocolate bunnies, but if you think about it, opting out of basket full of pastel foil-wrapped sugar bombs to get some fresh air and the chance to win cool downtow…

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Give your community a little extra boost and recycle your old computer with IndependenceFirst.
Give your community a little extra boost and recycle your old computer with IndependenceFirst.

Help the community and the planet with your old computer

Computers get replaced pretty quickly these days. Constant improvements in technology and more affordable options make it all the easier to give up your obsolete hardware and upgrade to this week's "next big thing."

If you're looking to get one last bit of usefulness out of your techno-relic, consider bringing it to IndependenceFirst this Saturday, April 16 for their Earth Week Computer Recycling Drive.

The second annual drive takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in their parking lot at 540 S. 1st St. The program gives you a safe, green way to dispose of your old computer, but it also refurbishes still-usable ones for people with disabilities who couldn't afford to purchase one on their own.

IndependenceFirst has also been approved to safely wipe out personal information, so you can bring your personal or business computers -- hard drive and all -- for safe disposal.

Tax-deductible computer donations to the Recycling Drive must have at least a Pentium IV processor, 1.1 GHz and 512 MB RAM memory, and monitors must be at least 17 inches.