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4 Easy Ways to Make Your Summer Picnic a Planet Give

Summer’s here for many in the world (it still feels like summer in Australia!) and we have some easy ideas for you that will make a big positive impact on the planet with each picnic you enjoy. You can stock up on these items now and share with family and friends to inspire them to give with every picnic. Use these planet gives at your next picnic and know you are completing your daily give.

Invitations You Can Plant In the Ground – Planet Give

For those big family picnics and parties start it off right with a truly unique invitation that you can plant!  Invitations from Botanical Paperworks are printed on seed paper, paper that has daisy and snapdragon seeds embedded into the paper. After your guests have noted the party location and details, they can plant their invites in their gardens, a public place or a neighbours yard and watch new flowers sprout.

Compostable Plates, Cups, Utensils and Straws – Planet Give

Paper plates and plastic forks generate a ton of waste, but it can be tough to pump yourself up to wash a sink full of dirty dishes after you just hosted a party for 35 people. If you’re looking for a happy medium, check out Susty Party  The company makes non-toxic and compostable plates, cups, and utensils from renewable or recycled materials. They aren’t the only ones look for eco-friendly / compostable items in your local grocery store! Supporting companies that are doing good is a great way to give to our planet and people!

Eco–Friendly Party Favors – Planet Give

Balloons have a way of ending up in the wild, where birds and turtles can mistake them for food.  Rather than filling your living room with these decorations, pick up some lanterns and garlands from Green Party Goods. This eco-friendly retailer makes brightly colored decorations with rice or recycled paper. Your choices range from a puffy pink pom pom to a nautical garland of anchors, with plenty of fluorescent fans in between.

Shop Local at Farmers Markets

This time of year many local farmers markets are open for business. Shopping local and organic helps reduce the carbon footprint on our planet. It’s fun, it gets you out into the community and shows our farmers you value their hard work and profession. Search local farmers market in your area for listings.

Enjoy the memories, fun and laughter that comes along with summer picnics. We want to hear your stories, see your local markets and any other ideas we can add to our list! Join us today and sign up to become a member at 365give. Be part of our global giving community or share your stories on social!


What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
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Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
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MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)