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!

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