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An Exclusive Collection of Green Spring Ideas, Tips, Crafts. Eco Friendly and Fun! (for Summer go here)

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Re Cycle Bike for health planetpals.comAll Roads Lead To Healthy Biking

How and Where to Bike for a Healthier Planet and Healthier People: Tips, Aps, Routes, Safety, More

Friends and family that bike together are green to go

Biking is a great way to help Earth and help stay in shape. It's also a great way to spend time with friends and family and instill good healthy habits in kids. Biking can be a fun filled family activity when you are camping, at the beach, on vacation or just about anytime.

Sometimes, however, it's hard to know where to bike safely...read more


Give Your Stuff Away Day

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The second Saturday of May has been dubbed Give Your Stuff Away Day... Learn more about it and our FREE thing for you a FREE Free sign


Spring Cleaning- How and Where to Get Rid of Anything

How and where to Recycle it, Sell it , Swap it or Give it Away

Who would want it you wonder? Recycle Michael How to get rid of anything

It's amazing. But it really is true: One man's trash is another man's treasure!

You might think "No one would want this!" But chances are there is someone out there willing to take just about any item off your hands and save it from the landfill. That's a good thing because we can use that space for beautiful things like flowers, trees and funny looking weeds!

Did you know you could swap books Online? Your local library takes old reading glasses? You can set up a textbook recycle at your college?

..read complete article

Earthday At Planetpals

Everything Earth Day
Earth Day April 22

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This Green Earthday Journal is just a taste of what we have for you for Earthday. Planetpals.com is known for the "Greatest Earthday Pages Ever" and you won't want to miss a thing...Planetpals"Green Earthday Journal for Everything Earth Day"

Endangered Species

Endangered Species Day
Endangered Species Day May 21

KingDom© is a planetpalLet KingDom teach you and your children about Endangered Species!

There are approximately 1.9 million species known to be on Earth (see our list below). However, the total number of species on the planet is estimated to be much higher. To date all creatures have not been discovered!

The oldest living COLONIAL creature on Earth known to date is the ... Learn more


How to Recycle Mardi Gras Bead - Recycle Crafts-

recycle mardi gras beads

Mardi Gras means beads, and lots of them.

So, next time you go to a Mardi Gras Parade or Gasparilla event, and go home covered with beads, think about recycling them. Remember, if you can't use them, someone can!

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Just Bead It!

Getting the loot is a hoot but now what?
Events like Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Gasparilla in Tampa are a lot of fun. But it adds up to tons of waste. Much of that is plastic beads that end up in a landfill...read more

recycle mardi gras beads


Next The Summer Journal

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Get Ready for Summer--

More fun crafts, food and tips. Plus articles on green camping, green summer games, etc

...The Summer Journal


Planetpals Spring Activities

How Green Does Your Garden Grow?

Simple Growing Tips:greenbean

  • Use packing peanuts for drainage (instead of stones)
  • Cover the roots with toilet paper rolls (cut in half) When you plant seedlings in the garden-to keep insects away
  • Cover the roots with paper cups (cut out the bottom) When you plant seedlings in the garden- to keep insects away
  • Keep a tuna can in the garden to measure weekly watering--it should be 1 inch
  • Try packing peanuts instead of soil as Hydro phonics
  • You can mix peat moss with other materials to create your own growing medium
  • To start seeds using perlite, use a mixture of 1 part perlite and 1 part moistened peat moss
  • Cover post with plastic bags, wrap or clear container it helps to retain moisture, and keep the soil from drying outegg heads
  • Starting seedlings and other Green Recycle Gardening Ideas and Crafts for You and your Kids on our gardening page!

Spring Calendar Worldwide

2011 International Year of Forests around the world
Read The Forest Journal for more spring, summer and nature Ideas, crafts, activities, more

March

  • World Water Day - held annually on March 22nd. (A UN Holiday)
  • World Meteorological Day March 23 (A UN Holiday)
  • Meatout - promotes a vegetarian diet. Held annually on the first day of spring (on or about March 20).
  • Spring Equinox held annually on March 21
  • World Forestry Day March 21
  • World Meteorological Day held annually on March 23
  • Earth Hour Mar. 27, 2010 (changes date every year, last Sat of March, 8-9 pm)

April

  • Earth Week- held annually on April 22 or about
  • Earth Day -April 22 and about Earth Day Countdown clock
  • April World Health Day- held annually on April 2 (A UN Holiday)
  • National Environmental Education Week- held annually on April 10-16
  • TV-Turnoff Week - held annually in the last week of April.
  • National Arbor Day- in US Celebrate Arbor Day on April 30, 2010 (changes each year)
  • International Day of Chernobyl- April 26

May

  • Be Kind to Animals Week - held annually around the second week of May (U.S. event).
  • World Press Freedom Day -. held annually on May 3
  • May 7 – National (U.S.) Public Gardens Day
  • International Day of Families - held annually on May 15
  • International Migratory Bird Day- held annually on the second Saturday in May
  • Fair Trade Week - held annually during the second week of May
  • International Day for Biological Diversity - held annually on May 22nd. (A UN Holiday)
  • May 18 – Plant Conservation Day
  • May 21 – Endangered Species Day
  • May 22 is International Biodiversity Day.
  • World No Tobacco Day - held annually on May 31st.

See Our Year Round Earth Calendar


Egg-citing Easter Egg Designs even you can do:

diy easter simple egg designs

Egg painting is an ancient art in many cultures. It has become a tradition to dye eggs for Spring holidays , as well as, a fun activity to do with your family.

Here are my favorite picks for simple egg art. Best of all, you don't have to be an artist to do any of these eggs coloring techniques!

15 of the simplest easter egg design ideas that will make easter more colorful...


Want to make DIY natural dyes? Check out our tips

natural dye colors


Many fun ideas and crafts to recycle plastic eggs

Eater often means plastic eggs. You buy them, you get them. What to do woth them? Check out these great crafts that can be used and resused!

recycle plastic eggs crafts

Planetpals Spring Foods

Spring for a Healthy Rice Bowl
This is a cheerful dinner--flowers from veggies..

rice bowl kids art

Shapewhiches Shape Kid Up!
Sandwiches cut into shapes makes a fun lunch

healthy rice balls

Healthy Bento Buddies Rice Sushi Balls
Healthy and fun Sushi rice balls from Aimee Reich resemble some tasty Japanese treats that you would find inside a bento box.

bento buddies

"Where the wild things are" Bento Buddies
Here are more Bento Buddies that are wild!

food art sandwiches

Fun Kid Art Sandwiches
Healthy and fun
food art makes kids want to munch their lunch from Mark Northeast of UK

food art meals


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Planetpals Spring CRAFTS
Easter & Spring Recycle Crafts:

Make Non Toxic Natural Color Dyes for Easter eggs as well as other non toxic craft supplies!

natural play dough

Easter Flowers
Make these cheerful flowers and vase from egg cartons and paper tubes. Cute Cute Cute!
easter flowers recycle craft

Soda Bottle Basket
Make a basket from a soda bottle, pipe cleaner and more!
soda bottle easter basket

Easter Egg Animals
Another great use for plastic eggs. Make them for easter or after!
easter egg recycle craft

Recycled Plastic Egg Snake or Pull Toy
This is by far one of the favorites. Any age can do this--a lesson in engineering!
Great for left over eggs

egg snake

Bunny and Chicks from Jars or (4oz) Soda Cans
Kids never get tired of animals...animals-this is a great Easter bunny and chicky craft or everyday craft. Make sure you place the jar r can upside down! If you use a can --cover the hole with heavy tape, please.

jar soda can animals

Milk Carton Bunny Basket -this is a great for easter baskets or decorations--use felt or colored papers to decorate.

milk carton bunny basket

For more Easter Crafts

Earthday Crafts

Earthday

Make Earthday, Arborday Crafts-See the Earth Day Journal

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Cinco de Mayo Recycle Crafts:

Make Maracas
Made from 2 plastic or Styrofoam cups decorated with recycled materials
CincodeMayo_ maracas

Make "God's Eyes"
Made from 2 sticks and yarn--an old weaving tradition.

CincodeMayo_ gods eyes

Make a Mexican Hat
Made with a cup and plastic cover decorated to look like a Mexican hat.
CincodeMayo_hat

Chilean Rain Sticks Made from paper towel tubes and filled with popcorn. Sounds like a real rain stick! Teach geography, science, social studies. Decorate according to age level

rain stick recycle craft tube

Make A Recycle Pinnate: Exclusive Planetpals Make Pinatas from containers for New Years, birthdays, Mardi Gras, Chinco De mayo!

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