Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy 2018 Pals!

Why #2018 May be A Spectacular Year! #HappyNewYear


It's 2018 Somewhere.


It's not just when the ball drops in NYC! 

Today New Years Starts in many places around the globe.  Find out here which country celebrates first and when every country starts the new year.

This is quite a special year, too!  

We start off with s SUPERMOON and then have a Blue Moon right after that.  

If this is any sign of what is to come, it should be a spectacular year.

We wish all our PALS a happy and healthy, green and clean New Year:





Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Are You Dreaming Of A Green Christmas - We Are!

Well your dream has come true!  It's all right here in Planetpals Green Holiday Journal:

There's a Santa Bag Stuffed With Free Downloads, Crafts, Ideas, Decorating and Tabletop Solutions that are Eco Friendly, Natural, Greener and Free!

Lot's of DIY Ideas and crafts, natural alternatives, fun food and folly.  Every year the Christmas Journal has new articles and the best of yesteryear. Articles like how to make a christmas garland, how to make your own boxes, free exclusive downloadable activities.

So many ways to save and be green!:
A Santa Bag Stuffed With Free Downloads, Crafts, Ideas, Decorating and Tabletop Solutions that are Eco Friendly, Natural, Greener and Free! 

The Christmas Journal is a Christmas tradition for all our Pals!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Planetpals puts an 'E' in your Thanksgiving

15 great 'E'cology tips to help you make a greener world this holiday!


1.     When food and holiday shopping combine trips to save gas and energy
2.     Buy in bulk: Use large soda containers instead of many small cans.
3.     Bake your pies and dishes in reusable pans not disposable aluminum 
4.     Cook Many things in your oven at the same time to save energy
5.     Light a fire in the hearth to save on energy. Even better, make newspaper logs!
6.     Have a cooler with drinks for a large gathering-opening and closing the refridgerator let's the cold air out  and uses more energy
7.     Have  a designated Recycle Bin for guests Use Planetpals Free Recycle Sign
8.     Use cloth napkins, placemats and table covers. It not only makes the day more special, it saves paper!
9.     Make your own paper place cards and menus. Make them from your own handmade paper.  See Planetpals Paper Making Recipe.
10.  Make a delicious recipes from those decorative pumpkins, berries and gourds (yes, you can cook some varieties) after the holiday. Don't just throw them away!
11.  Recycle your decorations from year to year.
12.  Make decorations from recycled materials. this is a great craft for kids. 
13.  Make paper mache decorations such as paper mache pumpkins. They not only can be reused, you are reusing paper! See Planetpals Paper Mache Recipe.
14.  Make decorations from edibles such as fruit and cloves. The options are endless, just use creativity!  
15.  It takes a lot of energy to make new containers, paper products and packaging. Be diligent in recycling all your newspapers, cans, bottles, plastics, cardboard and other materials.
 Lastly, learn all kinds of eco friendly and fun Thanksgiving  tips, tricks and crafts - Read the Thanksgiving Journal.

Always Remember the 4 "R"s. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving Travel Can Be A Gas....Saver

How can you save gas during holiday travel? Many ways!


 
According to AAA 48.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home during Thanksgiving and the weekend, a 1 million increase over last year when 47 million traveled for the holiday. That's a lot of gas!
With gas at a premium cost this year and the planet in need of less emissions here are some simple useful tips to help you conserve and cut those costs Thanksgiving and everyday:
Saving gas is a gas!
  •       Travel together in groups to your thanksgiving destination
  •       Plan your trip: Use the most efficient route
  •       Have a local dinner or drop in for neighbors
  •       When preparing for your event combine errands, and trips.
  •       Carpool errands with a friend and you will both save on gas and have fun!
  •       Don't use drive up windows...park and drive in 
  •       Service your car it will keep it at peak performance
  •       Go lightly on the gas pedal
  •       Don't pump your brakes
  •       Don't idle for long periods of time
  •       Empty the car and trunk of extra items
  •       Put items in the trunk instead of your roof
  •       Drive 55 mph instead of 65 (you save 15%!)
  •       Don't use your air conditioning
  •       Use your 5th gear whenever possible
  •       Keep your tires properly inflated
  •       Buy a Fuel Saver of some kind
  •       Use the lowest octane gas
  •       Don't rev your engine
  •       Of course walk, bike, bus when you can and save gas altogether! 



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Celebrate America Recycles Day!


America Recycles Day and Earth Day are couple of our favorite holidays at Planetpals.com.  On this anniversary of America Recycles Day we have an America recycles Day page loaded with handy helpers for you and your kids to learn about recycling and aid you in spreading the word. Each one educational and fun.

You can solve the recycle puzzle, learn from the recycle lesson, construct the recycle chart, more! These are just a few of the handy helpers available from us for you, your family or classroom.  

Get ready  to learn what you can do or perhaps do better.




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