Let’s Be Greener This St. Patrick’s Day

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I don’t mean wearing more green clothing or drinking green beer, but rather thinking and acting greener than you have most every other day. It doesn’t need to be Earth Day to raise the important issues that are fundamentally about our own survival. There are things you can do every day including St. Patrick’s Day to protect public health and the environment. For example:

  • You can ask your federal legislators, state elected representatives, your friends and neighbors to support the New Green Deal. Start a conversation about the pro’s and con’s of the legislation. Let’s get more of the conversation happening so we can find common ground.
  • Spring is around the corner so maybe you can start some seedlings to plant, when the warmer temperatures arrive, in your garden.
  • Go zero waste today and bring your own glass or cup to your local pub where you’ll purchase your green beer or beverage of choice.
  • Take part in a local parade or other festivity and use the gathering to educate people about how important it is to take care of our planet, beginning in your own backyard.
  • Share words of wisdom and motivation for this ‘Green Day.’  “Going back to a simpler life is not a step backward; and to do good, you actually have to do something,” said Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia).

Here is a fun St. Patrick’s Day Trivia link see how you do so you’re ready on Sunday. (AARP)

As a proud Irish woman, I leave you with this Irish blessing.

May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face and rain fall upon your fields.

And until we meet again.

May God hold you in the hollow of His Hands.


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