When could there possibly be a better time to be green? St. Patrickís Day
may celebrate a saint from Ireland, but itís also a time to think about those green rolling hills and all of the beautiful nature that comes from a pretty sea island. Of course, most of us living in cities today donít have vast rolling green hills, but we do have some green efforts we can be sure to do over St. Patrickís Day.
If no other time of the year, let St. Patrickís Day be the reminder you need to actually recycle. Drop your bottles in the recycle containers on your way to school
. Put the recyclable items out for curbside pick-up. Bring some newspapers to the recycle containers near your school. Whatever it is that you can do in your area to help and recycle, do it! Youíll make a big difference not just for yourself, but for the rest of the world as well.
One of the best ways to recycle is to look for ways to reuse the same things youíve already worn. Letís pretend that youíre digging through your closet looking for something green to wear to school. As you paw through everything that you own, you notice a huge collection of clothing items you havenít worn in years. The question is Ė why is that stuff still in your closet?
You could do a lot with those items to help others. All you need to do is grab them out of your closet and then drop them off at a clothing donation center around your town. There are usually store fronts as well as recycle centers in parking lots and near grocery stores. Your cast offs can be reused and re-loved by someone new who needs some new outfits.
Even if you canít do much in the way of recycling or even reusing items, you can certainly do something to reduce the amount of water and other resources you use. Donít turn on every light in your house when you wake up. Use just one or two to get ready for the day. When you leave the room, be sure to turn them off. Then, when you brush your teeth, be sure to turn off the water while youíre brushing. You can save electricity by unplugging things that tend to drain it like toasters, coffee makers and chargers. A quick pass around your house will give you even more ideas of ways to conserve as much as possible.
Of course, one of the best ways to celebrate
St. Patrickís Day is to simply wear green. When youíre digging for a green shirt to wear, keep an eye out for one that motivates others to make the same green choices that youíre making. Itís not an accident that there are so many green recycle shirts. Snag one and youíll great for the holidays and have plenty to say through your look at the same time.