Don’t Just Wear Green, BE Green!

Everyone is Going Green!

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that all college students look forward to during the Spring semester.  The Irish are known for their drinking…and so are college students!  Many colleges and universities in major cities have parades and events that the community attends either on, or around, March 17th. We are a little past St. Pat’s Day for 2018, but being green is always important. Although St. Patrick’s Day can be a fun and exciting holiday, parades draw very large crowds that can easily get out of hand. In order to protect the community and the surrounding environment, here are three easy steps to take.

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1. Bring a reusable cup.

Reusable cups are an easy way to cut back on the amount of waste in your community.  Plastic tumblers are sold online and in many stores for a very low price.  You can even be festive and get a green-colored or St. Patrick’s Day themed cup!

2. If you don’t have a reusable cup, make sure to spot out the nearest recycling bins to properly dispose of the cans and bottles that you use.

Many towns and cities that host St. Patrick’s Day parades prepare for these events by putting various garbage and recycling cans on the streets.  Take advantage of these bins rather than throwing your garbage on the streets for other people to handle.  Just remember, this is your city too!

3. After the parade, grab a group of friends and collect recyclables around the city.

Try to make a day out of it, it could be fun!  Share your stories from past St. Patrick’s Day experiences and see what everyone likes most about the holiday.  You could even return the recyclables you collect and split the cost between you and your friends!

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St. Patrick’s Day is a fun time for people of all ages, especially college students.  Please don’t forget, it is possible to have fun while protecting the environment at the same time!

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