“True green” St Patrick’s Day

Author: Sandra Hungate, EnviroPerks

“True green” St Patrick’s Day

This year, as you wear green for St Patrick’s Day, don’t forget to also go really green!

I. Find a four-leaf clover!

Go outside and take a hike! It could become your new St Patrick’s Day tradition.

II. Plant a tree

Another idea for a new St Patrick’s Day tradition could be to plant a tree, which will support a critical resource that promotes clean air and water.

III. Buy green supplies for the party

If you need party supplies, such as plates and cups, remember to look for recyclable or compostable ones. Also watch out for the SFI label, which means that the wood fiber used to make the product or packaging comes from responsibly managed forests. As always, don’t forget to bring reusable bags when shopping!

IV. Wear true green clothes

Not only the color should be green, the clothes could also be eco-friendly, which is great for the environment and made from high-quality ingredients that won’t irritate your skin. The trend is easy to start since even mass market brands have started to make their own organic and vegan clothing lines.

V. Get real green accessories

Reuse to be green. Find your St Patrick’s Day accessories at thrift stores and other places where used goods are sold.

VI. Eat true green food

Start by buying local and making sure you are eating foods that are in season. Trying to consume less meat to help reduce your carbon footprint on the environment is also a green way to be greener. Last but not least, you can recycle your food by turning it into compost for your garden.

VII. Use green dye that is truly green

Dye your food and beverages green using eco-friendly, natural food coloring that you can make from spinach or sap. Store-bought food coloring and dyes often include chemicals that are harmful to you and the environment.

VIII. Drink green

Unfortunately, traditional hops drinks are made using harmful pesticides. Instead, you can try vegan options like Bulmers Pear Cider and Krombacher Pils or vegetarian options like Harp Irish Lager.

IX. Help kids be green for your city

Encourage kids to give back to the city while making money for their school by participating in the EnviroPerks Give Back campaign. Contact us at info@enviroperks.com to participate.

Happy green St Patrick’s Day!!