On St. Patrick’s Day everyone’s a little Irish, and there’s no better time to take action and make the world a little more green. Don’t leave the health of our local ecosystems up to the luck of the Irish. Try these green tips and create a sustainable future.

Bee friendly for the bees: Choose Organic cabbage

Organic is better for bees. If you’re partaking in the traditional beef and cabbage meal this St. Patrick’s day, choose organic cabbage and organic meat. Not only will the bees be happier and healthier, organic certified means the cow was humanely raised and the cabbage was never doused in pesticides and herbicides.

Green drinks are local drinks: Go local, buy local

If you like to go out from time to time, choose a locally owned restaurant and spend money supporting your neighbors (rather than a huge corporate chain!). Shopping local keeps 24% more money with our town, creates local jobs, and helps build a more vibrant community.

There is no such thing as “green plastic”: Say no to single-use plastic

Plastic is made from petroleum, never fully degrades, and is often used to make a cheap product that is immediately discarded.

Give some red or plant some green

Literally save a life by giving blood. Find your local blood drives here:
American Red Cross

Want to create a better future, plant a tree with the National Forest Foundation:
National Forest Foundation

Whether you do one of these green things or all four, the important thing is that you take action. It’s amazing how one small action can make a big difference in our communities. Together we accomplish something greater than ourselves.