St Patrick’s Day- Can this Holiday Get Any Greener? We think yes. Just look at these few tips
1). Gifts- Send E-Card instead of paper card.
2). Drinks- Green beer is a St. Patrick’s Day staple, but chemical-laden food colorings are not healthy for you or for the planet. A healthier alternative is to make your own green food coloring from natural ingredients like spinach! Helpful tip: Since spinach-based coloring can have a bit of a flavor to it it’s best in a strong-tasting beer.
3). Food– There’s more to St. Patrick’s Day than corned beef and ham. Check out these recipes for Vegetarian “Beef” and Guinness Stew, Happy Irish Beer Bread, and Vegan Irish Whiskey Bread (I’m sensing a theme here); or stop by the Irish Vegetarian to learn how to make Irish favorites like Potato Cakes, Colcannon, or Curried Nut Roast.
4)Decorations- You can make decorations out of things you already have in your home like coffee filter shamrocks or recyclable materials like egg carton leprechaun hats. Don’t go out and buy plastic decorations that you will use once and throw away. If you do keep them for next year!
5)Transportation-Why not leave your car at home and walk to your local St. Patrick’s Day party? Not only would you be helping to reduce emissions but if your planning to go all out you don’t want to have to rely on luck to could avoid potential legal problems or accidents.