Do something green for St. Patrick's Day
Updated: Feb 8
My name is Claire Anne, and for the last few years I’ve been thinking about ways we could make St. Patrick’s Day greener. I know, I know! It’s already the greenest day of the year, and people across the world love to celebrate it with us. But what about all the trash generated by parades, and all those plastic shamrocks and flags? How can we make St. Patrick’s Day green in an environmental way?
In January 2020 I was chatting to my Granny about how great it would be if we could incorporate nature in to our celebrations. That's when she suggested that we 'DO! something green'. She asked me to plant a tree with her on March 17th. I loved this idea and put out a call on social media for friends to join us.
St. Patrick’s Day 2020 turned out to be a very different occasion to what we are used to, parades all across the world were cancelled due to the Covid 19 outbreak. Lucky we had our own plans, eh?
We were thrilled with the response from our friends, people planted trees, flower beds, and vegetable patchs in their communities, organised local clean ups, and made trash art. We had poeple joining in from Paris, U.S.A. and Australia. I was so impressed by everybody’s efforts, and how quickly this idea spread.
Here is your invitation to join us for St. Patrick’s Day 2021 as we get back to our green roots and do green, be green, go green!
Have fun with the idea, invite your friends and share your pictures with us on our social media platforms!