Earth Day is upon us and if you’re like us you might be considering how to give back to Mother Earth. Here at Planet Dog we care deeply about the planet and wanted to share with you what we are doing to celebrate Earth Day as well as offer fun ways for you to spend Earth Day at home with your pooch!
THIS EARTH DAY PLANET DOG PARTNERS WITH ONE TREE PLANTED
We keep the environment in mind every day, but this Earth Day Planet Dog wanted to take our efforts one step further. This year we have decided to partner with One Tree Planted/@onetreeplanted to plant 100 new trees in areas that need it most!
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to global reforestation. Their mission is to reforest the planet, one tree at a time. Every $1 donated helps plant 1 tree. They are working on projects around the globe- North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. One Tree Planted focuses on reforesting areas after natural disasters that may cause deforestation.
HOW CAN YOU AND YOUR DOG GIVE BACK FOR EARTH DAY?
Wondering what you can do from home this year to celebrate Earth Day with your pooch?
- Get outside for a walk or game of fetch with your dog. There is no better way to celebrate the Earth than by enjoying it responsibly! Even better- pick up 5 pieces of trash you see on the ground during your walk and throw them away or recycle them to help clean up!
- Use biodegradable poop bags- they are less harmful than plastic ones.
- Donate dog gear that you and your dog no longer need (leashes, beds, toys, etc.) to your local animal shelter. Dog gear is recyclable too!
- Make a DIY dog bed out of up-cycled blankets and pillows. We found this super simple, no-sew, DIY dog bed.
- Consider purchasing dog food/treats/chews/etc in bulk. Buying in bulk uses a lot less plastic packaging per product. Plus buying in bulk is typically cheaper!
- If your dog is messy consider using plant-based cleaning products and washable rags for cleaning versus paper towels. Constantly throwing away paper towels can be wasteful.
- Plant a tree with One Tree Planted! It is easy to donate $1 (or more) and get a tree planted in an area that needs it most!
- Gift your dog one of our Eco- Friendly dog toys! when you purchase a Planet Dog toy, you are helping the environment by supporting our partnership with One Tree Planted and our commitment to domestic sourcing. Plus in honor of Earth Day, some of our toys are 15% off from April 15th- April 27th. The discount applies at check out. We’ve listed these products and some of the great things about them below.
ORBEE-TUFF PLANET BALL
You and your pup can play around the world this Earth Day with the iconic Orbee-Tuff Planet Ball from Planet Dog. If you are able to get outside for some fetch this is a great toy to bring with you! This ball comes in multiple sizes and colors- choose the one that your dog will love most!
Do you love your pup berry much? How adorable is this little Raspberry? Nothing is cuter than watching your dog carry this toy around with them. The Raspberry is a great option for smaller dogs.
The Eggplant is your favorite emoji and your dog’s favorite toy! Your dog will be a vegetable enthusiast after playing with this toy. The Eggplant is a great treat stuffer and your dogs will love the gummy texture!
Another great foodie toy for your foodie pup! The Artichoke toy is a delicious part of a well-balanced play routine. Fill it with your dog’s favorite treats and watch them play!
A LITTLE INFO ON THE PLANET DOG BRAND
New to Planet Dog dog toys? Planet Dog is a brand of eco-friendly dog toys with the mission to make the planet a better place by unleashing the power of play! Our toys are made right here in the USA out of recyclable material that is BPA-free. But what your dog really loves is its gummy texture that stands up to tough play!