Go Green for St. Patrick's Day with a Few of These Celebratory Ideas Published on March 16, 2016 It’s March and you know what that means: Spring Break, longer days, and, of course, St. Patrick’s Day! Instead of the typical Guinness and parades this year, how about trying a few new ways to celebrate? We have a few ideas: Go Green Literally! Eco-Travel or eco-tourism is precisely what it sounds like – traveling and making the health of the earth your priority by traveling to locations that conserve the environment and decrease your impact. For example, when you visit locations rich in natural beauty, bike instead of drive or do a walking tour instead of riding a bus. To kick off your St. Patty’s celebration, eco-travel in Ireland. Eat Irish Irish food is great comfort food. Try this delicious Dublin Coddle made up of Irish sausage, bacon, onion, and potatoes. If you’re wanting something on the sweeter side, you have to make this Irish Cream Bundt Cake. Or if you just need a little bite, try this tasty potato cake recipe for Boxty. Give Back If you’re in the giving spirit, donate to one of these great Irish organizations. ALONE works with elderly people who are socially isolated, homeless, living in poverty or crisis and they support them to age at home. Barretstown was founded by Paul Newman and offers free, medically endorsed camps and programs designed for children living with cancer or serious illness. Concern Worldwide works with the world’s poorest people to enrich their lives through their several programs that include education, emergencies, HIV and AIDS, health, and livelihoods. Search for Shamrocks Visit your local park or nature preserve and hunt for shamrocks. While you’re out there, you can share little known facts about shamrocks. Did you know that the four leaves stand for faith, hope, love, and luck? Or that young children used to imagine that if you found a four-leaf clover you could see fairies? Look close but don’t be disappointed if you don’t actually find one – the ratio of three-leaf clovers to shamrocks is 10,000 to one. Green Eggs and Ham Or cheesecakes, or cookies, or shakes! Use green food coloring, green gelatin, or pistachios to dye your food green. Check out these delicious recipes to make your St. Patrick’s Day treats ones to remember. No matter how you choose to celebrate, please be safe. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from our Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Ogden family to yours!