Hugg-A-Planet Befriends Earth for National Friendship Day

Hug Ambassador to "Give Earth a Hugg" With Celebrities on August 5th

ESSEX JUNCTION, VT--(Marketwire - July 23, 2007) - With less than two weeks until National Friendship Day, environmentally conscious toy maker, Hugg-A-Planet, famous for its colorful, accurate line of huggable planet earth globes which regularly appear in movies and TV shows, is encouraging children and grown-ups to "Give Earth a Hugg" on August 5, 2007, the day friendship is officially recognized. Designated by the U.S. Congress in 1935, National Friendship Day was created to celebrate that, "you can't choose your relatives, but you can choose your friends."

This year, Hugg-A-Planet steps up as Hug Ambassador of National Friendship Day, championing the importance of being good to Earth. Dozens of celebrities including Eva Longoria, Paris Hilton, Fergie, Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Oprah, Jennifer Garner, Teri Hatcher, Heather Locklear, Kate Bosworth, Ellen Degeneres, Mariska Hargitay, Nancy O'Dell, Rene Russo, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Drew Barrymore, Sharon Stone, Sarah Jessica Parker, Carmen Electra, Elizabeth Rohm, Penelope Cruz and Leah Remini already have Hugg-A-Planets, and are being asked to be good to the earth throughout the day on August 5th.

"In a world where environmental stewardship is a must, what better way to celebrate National Friendship Day then by showing everyone that you are a good friend to your planet?" said Robert Forenza, Hugg-A-Planet Founder.

Hugg-A-Planet globes are a hands-on reference for all ages, broadening the understanding of world geography, events, and environmental stewardship. Featuring more than 600 distinct places in detailed maps, Hugg-A-Planet Earth is available in English, French and Spanish and comes in several sizes from a baby rattle to Super Hugg-A-Planet, a soft globe more than two feet in diameter.

Hugg-A-Planet globes are available for National Friendship day, holidays, special occasions and corporate gifts. Available online at or by calling 800-332-7840, Hugg-A-Planet globes can be shipped to arrive in time for National Friendship Day, allowing new Hugg Earth owners to join with celebrities and "Give Earth a Hugg" on August 5th.

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Contact Information: Media Contacts Three Girls Media & Marketing Inc. 408-929-8068 Emily Larsen Greta Quirk