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MARCH 19, 2014 5:10PM

World Class Project For Earthday

This school or group project is write on!  Show your love for Mother Earth.

Celebrate an interactive Earthday with meaningful messages.


This is one world class interactive idea that Educators can do with their groups, classrooms or entire school.   Just make a paper mache Earth in an… Read full post »

MARCH 12, 2014 7:42PM

Don't Be a Drip On World Water Day

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H20 Says Don’t be a drip!

Simple Ideas For Responsible Water Use For Every Day Tasks For You and Your Kids! 

World Water day is March 22. It’s a good time to think about how you use water and how you can save water!. Using less
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MARCH 6, 2014 8:38AM

Have A FREE Sale

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Recently I saw a sign for a FREE Sale at a church in Safety Harbor, Florida. What a great idea it was!

I know many towns around the country have swap shops at their transfer stations and recycle centers, but what do you do with… Read full post »

Snow Day!  What snowy thing can you do? Our best collection of fun activities to take the chill out of that snowstorm.

the best snowy day ways to play on the planet

Snow many things you can do!  Use these activities las esson plans by combining a learning experience with them or go outside and just have some cool fun.… Read full post »

Our best collection of DIY Recycle Christmas Ornaments anyone can make with recycled materials. With two more weeks til christmas, there is still time to have a crafty party with friends or family and see what you can do.

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DECEMBER 15, 2013 1:51PM

Have A Red and Greener Christmas Holiday

Planetpals Green Holiday Journal.  A Santa Bag Stuffed With Free Downloads, Crafts, Ideas, Decorating and Tabletop Solutions that are Eco friendly and Free!

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It's Thanksgiving and there is no better time to remind you to Recycle!

 green thanksgiving recycle


  • Put out easily accesible recycle bins for guests
  • While cooking and preparing make sure you recycle paper, bottle, cans, plastic and foam (Some places like PUBLIX supply foam tray recycle bins) 
  • Try to u
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Make a new tradition

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Thanksgiving is a time for traditions, sharing and caring with friends and family. This year find a new way of sharing thanksgivings and start a new tradition of your own.

Here are some clever and creative ideas to inspire you! Use recycled natural materials wheneve… Read full post »

It's Thanksgiving and we give thanks for all these great green ideas for Thanksgiving crafts, sharing and fun healthy food alternatives for our friends and family.

Join us at the Planetpals Thanksgiving Journal and make your Thankgiving greener, too! 

green thanksgiving ideas, crafts, table setting, foods for kids and family 

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 10:03AM

Let's Make The World BOO-tiful Together!

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Check out Planetpals Green Halloween Journal for frightfully good ideas for the holiday! 

green halloween ideas 

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Pumpkin carving ideas that will put a smile on your face!

halloween pumpkin carving 

Whether you are attending a pumpkin carving party or carving a pumpkin for your front stoop, pumpkin carving can not only be creative, but fun, for any age.

Recently we attended a pumpkin decorating event in Boston that was… Read full post »

OCTOBER 28, 2013 6:37AM

Plan Ahead! Recycle Your Fall Pumpkins

What to do with pumpkins after Halloween and Thanksgiving

 bart simpson pumpkin by julie steinhilber and tony mazzola

Bart Simpson pumpkin by Julie Steinhilber and Tony Mazzola 

At Planetpals we say waste not, want not!  So, we've come up with this great list of not only useful, but yummy ideas to help you utilize and recycle the pump

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Freecycle Frees You and Frees The Planet Of Unwanted Waste 


Did you know?


The average American throws away 4 pounds of waste every day, amounting to 20 million tons per year, nationwide.


Many towns have recycle centers with swap shops that/… Read full post »

Create one of a kind costumes that are not as tricky to make as you might think.

DIY pet costumes that are green for your dog 

Dress your pet in green style this holiday and you will be gobblin' up the savings while treating your pet to a lot of attention.

We found some pretty unique ideas out there… Read full post »

Scarecrows made from recycled matetrials that are not scarey at all!

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Scarecrows go as far back as the Egyptians.  Originally used to frighten away hungry quail along the Nile. Farmers have been using them to deter local birds from eating their crops ever since.

Drive around the USA in th… Read full post »

OCTOBER 4, 2013 11:38AM

Be CAREful for Earth's Creatures

Today is World Animal Day.

world habitat and endangered specie by planetpals ecotips cartoons ©KingDom is a planetpal 

Let's think about world  creatures and living things on Earth today and everyday.  After all, we all work together. 

 To learn more about the world's habitats, endagered species, and&nb… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 12:13PM

Smart Ways to Recycle Your Trash

Think before you throw! 



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Finding smart ways to reuse and recycle trash is not only a great way to save money but it’s a small contribution to saving our earth’s resources as well. Reusing the same items in creative ways, rebuilding what’Read full post »

Great Green DIY Peace Activities You Can Do!

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It's 9/11 and World Peace is on our minds with just eleven more days til International Peace Day, too!

Perhaps you are attending a peace celebration, having one at school or celebrating on your own.   

Be a Planetpal and join u… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 11:50AM

Favorite DIY Back To School Upcycle Ideas

Make back to school greener this year repurpose something!

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You can spend lots of green or make green.  How? Just reuse something by upcycling something you already own or a new found object. Try finding one at a thrift store.  It's a lesson in repurposing. This not only… Read full post »

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As America celebrates the Fourth of July they will celebrate with red, white, blue and um...GREEN?

No matter where you live, if you are headed for summer fun, think about the planet and being a Planetpal.  

Think about what you bring before you bring it, bring it home

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Unusual ideas for an unusual couple!

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Planning your wedding? Looking for ideas to make your special day greener? Not only can a green wedding be cost effective, it can be Earth Friendly!

We have been collecting Green wedding ideas and tips to inspire you to think about the planet while… Read full post »

town swap

I still don't know why every town in the world does not have a town transfer station.  It makes sense and cents.

Why?  Because nearly everything gets recycled!

Transfer stations vary from town to town. But the ultimate town transfers have areas for reusable Electronics, Paint and ha… Read full post »

A Creative Collection Of Chores Challengers Even You Can Make With Recycled Everyday Materials 

chore charts made with recycled materials

It's not always easy for Parents to get their children to do chores. But turn it into fun and kids will want to do them.   Whether you have them choose their chores or list them,… Read full post »

Celebrate your world in a special way. Enjoy this day on Earth with Planetpals best selection of Earth Crafts, Earth Themed Activities and 

Earthday Food Art. 


 Planetpals we love earth and earthday

They are our gift to all our Planetpals on Earth's Birthday: So head on over to  PlanetpalRead full post »

APRIL 2, 2013 12:59PM

Fun Ways To Recycle Plastic Eggs

Easter is over.  How many ways can we resurrect those Plastic Easter Eggs?

how to recycle plastic eggs 

Of course, we can save them and reuse them next year.  But what else? Here are some creative and fun recycle craft ideas to use plastic eggs. Please, remember to use recycled materials to decorate them… Read full post »