'Go Green' on Earth Day Starbucks Coffee Partners with Local Environmental Organizations

To Promote Environmental Awareness;

Holds Community "Green-up" Events Throughout Metro NYC (April 19, 26, 27)

    NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Starbucks Coffee is joining forces with
 several local environmental organizations throughout the metropolitan New York
 area to "green up" parks, ponds and beaches, and to bring community members
 together to promote environmental awareness in conjunction with Earth Day.
     This year marks the most extensive Earth Day community program Starbucks
 has coordinated in the New York City/tri-state area.  Along with its seventh
 annual park clean up at Morningside Park in Manhattan, Starbucks will also be
 greening up Rogers Park in Danbury, CT; Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, LI,
 and Sandy Hook Beach in Sandy Hook, NJ.
     In addition, Starbucks will team with HP and Best Buy to provide consumers
 an opportunity to recycle unwanted computer hardware in an environmentally
 responsible manner free of charge at Grand Central on April 26 and 27.
     "Starbucks is committed to a role of environmental leadership," said Alan
 Hilowitz, regional spokesperson, Starbucks Coffee.  "We recognize that
 ordinary people, acting together, can achieve extraordinary changes.  That's
 why Starbucks is proud to help mobilize individuals who are concerned about a
 healthy environment."
     Below are event details:
      New York City: Seventh annual Morningside Park clean up.  Planting,
      painting and children's activities, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday, April 27.
      Starbucks is partnering with the City of New York/ Parks & Recreation,
      Friends of Morningside Park and the Columbia University Earth Coalition
      for this event.
      Starbucks will team with HP and Best Buy to provide consumers an
      opportunity to recycle unwanted computer hardware in an environmentally
      responsible manner free of charge at Grand Central. (42nd and
      Vanderbilt), Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      both days.
      East Meadow, Long Island:  Second annual Eisenhower Park clean up.
      Cleaning and planting in the children's garden and playground, 10 a.m. to
      2 p.m., Saturday, April 26.
      Sandy Hook, New Jersey: First annual Sandy Hook Beach clean up.  Sweep
      and beautify the beach, 8:15 am - 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26.
      Starbucks is partnering with Clean Ocean Action
      Danbury, Connecticut: First annual Rodgers Park clean up of the
      educational pond, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 19.
     About Starbucks Coffee Company
     Starbucks Coffee Company is the leading retailer, roaster and brand of
 specialty coffee in the world, with more than 6,000 retail locations in North
 America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. The
 Company is committed to offering the highest quality coffee and the Starbucks
 Experience while conducting its business in ways that produce social,
 environmental and economic benefits for communities in which it does business.
 In addition to its retail operations, the Company produces and sells bottled
 Frappuccino(R) coffee drinks, Starbucks DoubleShot(TM) coffee drink, and a
 line of superpremium ice creams through its joint venture partnerships. The
 Company's other brands enhance the Starbucks Experience through best-of-class
 products: Tazo Tea Company offers a line of innovative premium teas, and Hear
 Music produces and distributes a line of exceptional compact discs.

SOURCE Starbucks Coffee Company

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