Saturday, August 27, 2016
From Planetpals.com , Have students create their own Pizza Box folder for each semester or project to hold their papers and drawings. This one is by Andrew-9 years old-Great Great job!
From Teach Preschool.org, An artwork Drying Rack. This stacks up to one creative idea for any classroom or art space!
From Nashville Public Library, a Pizza box theatre. why not stage a play based on a recent book the class has read?
From Creative Jewish Mom comes this Pizza box art. Just imagine the ways you can decorate and recraft any size pizza box.
From Just Crafty Enough, a Pizza Box Diorama. Turn it into a lesson plan on dinosaurs, animals, oceans, forests or any other topic.
The perfect place for artwork at school or home! A Pizza box portfolio by Crayola
For more creative ideas for the classroom or homeschool see Planetpals Crafts Pages
For more recycle ideas for BOXES see our Pinterest Page
Friday, August 26, 2016
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
- Denali National Park and Preserve
- Gates of the Arctic National Park
- Glacier Bay National Park
- Katmai National Park and Preserve
- Kenai Fjords National Park
- Kobuk Valley National Park
- Lake Clark National Park
- Channel Islands National Park
- Death Valley National Park
- Joshua Tree National Park
- Kings Canyon National Park
- Lassen Volcanic National Park
- Redwood National Park
- Sequoia National Park
- Yosemite National Park
- Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
- Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
- Mesa Verde National Park
- Rocky Mountain National Park
United States Virgin Islands
- Arches National Park
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Canyonlands National Park
- Capitol Reef National Park
- Zion National Park
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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.
Learn about the Ozone Layer and why we need to clear the air with Planetpals Dusty on Planetpals.com.
Friday, August 19, 2016
If not, use these tips to save gas!
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
The August Full Moon rises on Thursday, August 18.
One week earlier, on August 11th, one week after the Perseid meteor shower! It 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
Monday, August 15, 2016
National Zero Waste Week September 5-9, 2016
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.
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
Loads of creative recycle decorating ideas to make a personal statement in the college home away from home.
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.
Arty T Shirt's Framed
Your Country, City or State in a Frame. How Great!
A Bike Rack!
The new meaning of a book case! A Hiding bin for more than books
A Patchwork of T-shirts-Warm n Cozy
Creative study nook from www.quoleshnablog.wordpress.com
Perfect for the musician a guitar case book case from /www.recyclart.org/
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!
Use your old skateboards with this skateboard book shelf from www.skatestudyhouse.com
Show where you are from with these license plate bookends from www.funinthemaking.net
Need a file cabinet? Make this handy portable file cabinet with a vintage suitcase and always be ready to go from www.poetichome.com
Also from www.poetichome.com this clever recycled record book end...just heat and bend. You can make bowls from records , too.
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.
Don't overlook that old wooden ladder give it a college life as this upcycled book case from www.southernliving.com
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
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
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.
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