Go Green for St Patrick's Day

It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for St Patrick’s Day! It feels like just yesterday we were ringing in the new year! But here we are, ready to celebrate our Irish culture. While St. Patrick's Day is one of the most celebrated holidays around the world. If you've ever witnessed the streets of Dublin post-parade, you'll know that the day can be harmful to the environment while generating massive amounts of waste. If you’ll be enjoying the parade this year here are a few ways you can go green this St. Patrick's Day.

1.Look For Bins Beyond the Usual Spots.

When your’e out and about, it can be tough to find a bin in the middle of all the action, so keep an eye out for local newsagents , takeaways, Luas stops and enclosed shopping centres (St Stephens Green and Jervis). These places usually have bind outside if you can’t find a bin nearby, just hold onto your rubbish until you can get rid of it properly. Lets keep the streets clean and green this Paddy’s Day!

2.Take Public Transport

Trust us, taking public transport is a smart move for both sustainability and convenience. With an estimated 400,000 people attending the parade in Dublin this year, the city center is going to be jam-packed with cars, making it tough to navigate through the crowds and find parking. Plus, driving your own car means contributing to more traffic and air pollution. Taking public transport, on the other hand, is not only more environmentally friendly but also a time-saving option. You won't have to worry about finding a parking spot or getting stuck in traffic.

3.Buy Less Plastic Decorations.

Plastic decorations can hurt the environment. They can take hundreds of years to break down and can harm wildlife. Instead of buying plastic decorations, consider using decorations made from eco-friendly materials like paper or fabric.

4.Go Meat-Free for the Day.

Meat production is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Going meat-free for the day can help reduce your carbon footprint. There are plenty of delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes you can try. If you can't go meat-free, try supporting local farmers by buying organic locally sourced produce.

St. Patrick's Day is a time to celebrate our Irish heritage, but we should also remember that this includes protecting Ireland's natural environment. By taking small steps like  looking for bins beyond the usual spots, taking public transport.buying less plastic decorations and, going meat free for the day, we can all reduce our environmental impact on St. Patrick’s day and enjoy the holiday while taking care of the planet.

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