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04/12/2021

Natural Grocers celebrates Earth Day

The organic retailer will discount eco-friendly products this month and has partnered with a nonprofit to make select public parks free from toxic pesticides.
Dan Ochwat
Executive Editor
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Natural Grocers is celebrating Earth Day (April 22) throughout the month with special discounts on eco-friendly products and a sweepstakes. The retailer also teamed up with an organization that works to make public parks and spaces free of pesticides.

The leading organic and natural foods retailer is honoring Earth Day with deals running April 22-24, including own brand and branded cleaning products, candies and coffee products that are better for the environment. Additionally, members of its {N}power loyalty program will automatically be enrolled in a sweepstakes when they shop during the days to win a Natural Grocers Branded Hydro Flask and gift cards to the retailer.

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The loyalty members will also receive a Ladybug Love branded reusable bag that is in honor of the program its running with the nonprofit Beyond Pesticides, a grassroots organization that aims to rid the environment of toxic pesticides.

In the program with Natural Grocers, the two launched the “Ladybug Love Your Neighborhood” campaign, raising community awareness of the organization and raising funds to clean select parks in Colorado, Washington, Arizona and Oregon where the retailers are located. The goal is to raise more than $250,000 for the organization through the Ladybug Love campaign.

Shoppers can get involved by taking what the retailer calls the Ladybug Love Pledge, refraining from using lawn garden chemicals that harm ladybugs and other insects and support 100% organic produce. Customers can sign the pledge virtually online. They can also donate money at the register in 161 stores in 20 states to fund the campaign, and Natural Grocers will donate $2 to Beyond Pesticides for every Ladybug Love reusable bag gets purchased.

Lastly, the Lakewood, Colo.-based retailer is providing nutritional education on products, as well as environment-friendly home and garden tips on its website and in its store magazine.