Hosting a party? Why not eat green today. Meat is a huge contributor to green houses gases and to climate change in general. While it might not be necessary to cut out meat entirely from your life, it’s cool to take the opportunity to try new recipes that are a little friendlier to the earth every once in awhile. Oh She Glows has a fantastic collection of vegan recipes that are perfect for a party and great for sparing the earth. Have any vegan favorites in your recipe line up? Share in the comments below!
We’re all familiar with Guinness, but did you know they’ve taken some serious steps to be eco-friendly recently? It’s great to see an industry leader take the steps necessary to protect our planet. For smaller, family owned places, Munster Brewery and the West Mayo Brewery are also producing eco-friendly Irish beers. Have a favorite ethical brew? Irish or not, tell us in the comments. And PS -- don’t forget to recycle your cans and bottles! Bonus points if you can convince your local bar to recycle, too!
If you’re wanting to avoid being pinched on St. Patrick’s Day, don’t forget to wear your green. And of course, a gentle reminder not to forget the people who made your shirt or the planet when deciding what to wear. KCA makes a standard green t-shirt that fits the ethical and ecological checklist! Don’t forget you can also shop at thrift stores for your green - there are tons of great ways to repurpose out of fashion frocks! Check out the re-fashionista’s spin on a boring green shift dress and get inspired to breathe new life into existing fashion.
Perhaps not your typical way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day but why not start an out of the box new traditional? Plant a tree in Ireland. At your party take up a collection for beer money and then announce that any extra will be spent on planting the tree. Invite everyone to come up with the dedication inscription for the tree: a tribute to the party gods! Or perhaps your family has Irish roots? Plant a tree in memory of your grandmother. Maybe your boyfriend has always dreamed of visiting the home of his ancestors. Plant a tree and start the day off dreaming about your trip to Ireland, including a visit to “your” tree. Maybe go in with your coworkers and plant a tree under your company’s name.
Do you have other ideas to make St. Patrick’s Day green and ethical? Tell us in the comments!