By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Apr 02, 2008 at 10:03 AM
If things look a little greener around here this April, there's a good reason. Our editorial staff is busy expanding the ideals of Earth Day into a month-long celebration of energy conservation, alternative transportation, recycling tips and about a million ways you can be a better friend to the planet. Welcome to Green Month, Milwaukee.

In the spirit of's Green Month, we're happy to tell you about Walgreens' one-day-only ink cartridge refill day. Today, Wednesday, April 2, over 3,000 Walgreens locations nationwide offer a free printer cartridge refill for the following printer brands: Dell, HP, Lexmark, Okidata, Primera, Sharp and Xerox.

All you need is a coupon you can get here and an empty ink cartridge. Don't buy a new one, refill your old one!

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”