Eco-Friendly Eats And Events On Earth Day

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Today's a celebration of energy conservation and eco-friendly living, but you don't need to put a compost bin in your backyard to observe Earth Day. There are plenty of energy-saving events going on at restaurants and bars today, so grab a date for a little candlelit action at one of these Earth Day parties. Central 214, 5680 N. Cental Expressway -- "Lights Out Happy Hour" tonight and Earth Week dish featuring organic beef meatloaf with creamed dandelion greens and carrot mash

Chiptole, all locations -- Serving lunch in natural sunlight during the "Lights Out Lunch" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. & The Crescent Hotel, 400 Crescent Court-- Both serving a special Earth Day dishes made with organic and locally grown ingredients in the candlelit dining room

Iron Cactus, 1520 Main St. -- Bring a cell phone, laptop battery or newspaper to recycle and receive 20 percent off your meal Starbucks, all locations -- Get a free cup of coffee or tea today when you bring in a reusable cup or mug, so find a Trenta-sized cup

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