Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy Anniversary National Parks - You're A Breath of Fresh Air!

No matter where you live you can always appreciate your National Parks. They are a breath of fresh air!

No matter where you live you can always appreciate your National Parks and Natural Lands. They are a breath of fresh air!

We wouldn't have the National Parks if it were not for our forefathers who thought ahead to protect our precious and sacred lands. On August 25, 1916, US President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the department and those yet to be established.


Learn how you can help care for our national parks, forests and natural lands.  They are our national treasures.  We have lots of fun history, ideas and tips to help you keep then clean and green.

There are 58 national parks in the National Park Service.  Here’s a full alphabetical list by Wikipedia:

National Parks by State

Alaska

  1. Denali National Park and Preserve
  2. Gates of the Arctic National Park
  3. Glacier Bay National Park
  4. Katmai National Park and Preserve
  5. Kenai Fjords National Park
  6. Kobuk Valley National Park
  7. Lake Clark National Park

American Samoa

  1. National Park of American Samoa

Arizona

  1. Grand Canyon National Park
  2. Petrified Forest National Park
  3. Saguaro National Park

Arkansas

  1. Hot Springs National Park

California

  1. Channel Islands National Park
  2. Death Valley National Park
  3. Joshua Tree National Park
  4. Kings Canyon National Park
  5. Lassen Volcanic National Park
  6. Redwood National Park
  7. Sequoia National Park
  8. Yosemite National Park

Colorado

  1. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  2. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
  3. Mesa Verde National Park
  4. Rocky Mountain National Park

Florida

  1. Biscayne National Park
  2. Dry Tortugas National Park
  3. Everglades National Park

Hawaii

  1. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  2. Haleakalā National Park

Kentucky

  1. Mammoth Cave National Park

Maine

  1. Acadia National Park

Michigan

  1. Isle Royale National Park

Minnesota

  1. Voyageurs National Park

Montana

  1. Glacier National Park

Nevada

  1. Great Basin National Park

New Mexico

  1. Carlsbad Caverns National Park

North Carolina

  1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

North Dakota

  1. Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ohio

  1. Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Oregon

  1. Crater Lake National Park

South Carolina

  1. Congaree National Park

South Dakota

  1. Badlands National Park
  2. Wind Cave National Park

Tennessee

  1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Texas

  1. Big Bend National Park
  2. Guadalupe Mountains National Park

United States Virgin Islands

  1. Virgin Islands National Park

Utah

  1. Arches National Park
  2. Bryce Canyon National Park
  3. Canyonlands National Park
  4. Capitol Reef National Park
  5. Zion National Park

Virginia

  1. Shenandoah National Park

Washington

  1. Mount Rainier National Park
  2. North Cascades National Park
  3. Olympic National Park

Wyoming

  1. Grand Teton National Park
  2. Yellowstone National Park

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Let's Clear The Air About World Ozone Day

Sept 16 is International World Ozone Day Each Year


The layer of the Earth's atmosphere that surrounds us is called the troposphere. The stratosphere, the next higher layer, extends about 10–50 kilometers above the Earth's surface. Stratospheric ozone is a naturally occurring gas that filters the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Today, there is widespread concern that the ozone layer is deteriorating due to the release of pollution. Such deterioration allows large amounts of ultraviolet B rays to reach Earth, which can cause health problems in humans and harm animals as well.

What is World Ozone Day, What is the Ozone, and Why is it in Danger? Quick facts.

What is the Hole Ozone story?

Learn about the Ozone Layer  and why we need to clear the air with Planetpals Dusty on Planetpals.com. 




Friday, August 19, 2016

It's Car Free Day Sept 22 - Can You Find Another Way to Get There?

If not, use these tips to save gas!

Best Tips Ever To Help You Save Gas! #conserve #CarFreeDay #Earthday Everyday

Car Free Day began in 2000 as a grassroots movement by the World Carfree Network to reduce or eliminate the use of cars and to lessen road and parking space to clear it for public use.

Cities from Chicago to Bangcock are taking part in Carfree Day; by stepping up public transportation and with events to bring awareness.

Sure, you can drive a hybrid, take public transportation, carpool, ride a bike, and have your kids join a "walking schoolbus", but what if you have to drive?

Here is list of 15 quick tips to help you save on GAS:

  • Combine errands, and trips.
  • 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
  • Don't use drive up windows...park and drive in
  • 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

Car Free Day is a nice concept, but let's all remember to conserve everyday!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Happy August Full Moon Pals!

The August Full Moon rises on Thursday, August 18. 
August Full Moon Names

One week earlier, on August 11th, one week after the Perseid meteor showerIt is also a  Full Moon Lunar Eclipse.  The moon is in the sign of  Aquarius.

Full Moon Names for August are Dog Day's Moon, Harvest Moon, Fruit Moon, Women's Moon, Dispute Moon, Corn Moon, Lightening Moon, Moon When Things Ripen. For more full moon names and fun facts -----> http://www.planetpals.com/ancient-full-moon-names.html

Learn more about the Full Moon Names,  Moon Phases and Moon Facts at Planetpals!



Monday, August 15, 2016

Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week

National Zero Waste Week September 5-9, 2016

 Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week September


National Zero Waste Week takes place week beginning 5th September 2016. Zero Waste Week is the annual awareness campaign for reducing landfill. Helping you save money and preserve resources since 2008.
Join Planetpals and become a Zero Hero and do your part!   According to myzerowaste.com this year’s theme is ‘One More Thing‘ which reminds us that the collective impact of taking baby steps can add up to significant change.


 Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week September

You can learn a lot about zero waste on planetpals.com and planetpalsblog.com. For 15 years Planetpals has offered proactive solutions to the environment for the whole family, through ideas, tips, activities, education and downloads.  We say practice the "r's" and particularly the 5th "R" Refuse.
Visit our Recycle Center and learn more! 

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Rah Rah Real Green Dorm Room Decorating

Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor

Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor

Loads of creative recycle decorating ideas to make a personal statement in the college home away from home. 
Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle
How are you going to get there? Here is one fun way to go back to school waiting in an upcycled school bus - bus stop from fastcompany.com 
There's nothing like those years in college!  It sure is fun to decorate your dorm room today with a myriad of designer lines available to coordinate everything from a shower caddy to closet organizers.
But what if you want to show some originality, save some money and be green? Repurpose! Upcycle! Reuse!
Here are some of our favorite "simple to do" repurpose ideas that work perfectly for the dorm room or college apartment. 
Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle
Arty T Shirt's Framed

Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle
Your Country, City or State in a Frame.  How Great!

Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle
 A Bike Rack!
Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle

 The new meaning of a book case!  A Hiding bin for more than books

Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle

A Patchwork of T-shirts-Warm n Cozy

Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle

Creative study nook from www.quoleshnablog.wordpress.com  
Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle

Perfect for the musician a guitar case book case from /www.recyclart.org/ 
Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle
Let them know what you read with an upcycled books headboard from www.womantribune.com - you could use anything for this, even maps, adds or posters!
Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle

Use your old skateboards with  this skateboard book shelf from www.skatestudyhouse.com 
Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle
Show where you are from with these license plate bookends from www.funinthemaking.net 
Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle
Need a file cabinet?  Make this handy portable file cabinet with a vintage suitcase and always be ready to go from www.poetichome.com
Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle

Also from www.poetichome.com  this clever recycled record book end...just heat and bend.  You can make bowls from records , too.
Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle
Need a table?  Make one with an old sign or recycled framed print. So simple from www.iamanangelchaser.com  You can use many things for a base. 
Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle

Don't overlook that old wooden ladder give it a college life as this upcycled book case from www.southernliving.com 
Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle
Sew you need a needle and thread...here's one for the guys made from your treasured matchbox or hot wheel  from www.handmadenews.org  
Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle
Perfect for the art student or crafter.  A great way to organize paints, spices or other items.  A soda crate from www.school1 everythingesty.com
Lots of Ideas for Creative Upcycling for Dorm Room Decor #backtoschool #recycle
Let's not forget memos  and momentos a simple way to make a personalized bulletin board from countryliving.com.  Just choose a fabric to match your room or make a statement.
Want more great dorm ideas?  See our Pinterest DORM Board and our Man Cave Board
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Happy Full Moon Pals.

The Full Moon for JULY 2016 occurs on July 19, at 6:56 P.M. in the sign of Capricorn.



Ancient Full Moon names for JULY: Summer Moon Hungry Ghost Moon-Ripe Corn Moon-Crane Moon -Moon of Claiming -Mead Moon -Rose Moon-and Moon of the Middle Summer.


Learn more about the Full Moon Names,  Moon Phases and Moon Facts at Planetpals!