- Wear green, be green
Everyone likes to wear green-colored clothing on St. Patrick’s Day. So why not go the extra step and wear green clothing that is eco-friendly? Opt for clothes that are made from organic cotton or other materials, use sustainable dyes, are made in the U.S.A. (to reduce shipping), and supports a good cause.
Try doing both during this St. Patrick’s Day!
- Try some Celtic music
Get into the spirit of the season with some Irish music. Don’t know where to start? Try this free Celtic music sampler on Amazon.com. And downloading music creates fewer greenhouse emissions than buying CDs.
- Have an eco-friendly party
If you’re inviting friends over, serve drinks and food on Bare tableware by Solo. Billed as “eco-forward” products, the Bare brand includes compostable plates, recyclable cups, and plates made from plant-based renewable materials instead of plastic. If it’s a small enough group, you can use reusable plates and glasses.
- Be crafty
Looking to decorate for St. Patty’s? Why not cover your home in origami shamrocks? You don’t even need to use green paper. Just reuse some newspaper, magazines, junk mail or other paper that you were going to recycle. The paper gets a second use and you end up with something unique and cute.
- Walk if off
This year, St. Patrick’s Day is just three days before the first day of spring, so it should be nice weather. Going to a parade or an Irish restaurant? Leave the car at home and walk there. Having a rich meal? Burn it off with a nice walk. Enjoying the greening nature around you is a perfect way to celebrate any holiday — and on this particular day, you can wear green while you do it!