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Lucky Tips for Going Green on Saint Patrick’s Day

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By: Marine Debris Program staff

We’ve pulled together a few lucky tips for you to Go Green this Saint Patrick’s Day:

  1. Check “going green” resolutions of New Years’ past and take steps to make those a reality, whether that be ‘try composting’ or ‘always bring reusable bags to the market.’
  2. Don’t forget to recycle anything you cannot re-purpose. (Be creative, challenge yourself to reuse it before you toss it in the bin.)
  3. Spring Cleaning: Don’t get swept up in ‘out with the old and in with the new.’
    • Use an old rag or t-shirt to wipe and dust around the house.
    • Donate clothes rather than tossing them in the trash.

Ask questions: Where will what you buy eventually land? If an item will wind up in the trash, is there an alternative?

Happy Green Saint Patrick’s Day from the Marine Debris Program!


Drawing by A. Reyes from Florida (2011)

Drawing by A. Reyes from Florida (2011)

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

One thought on “Lucky Tips for Going Green on Saint Patrick’s Day

  1. Point 3 is brilliant- If only more people realised that something as simple as recycling and donating clothes can have a positive environmental impact. Far too many people are convinced ‘Going Green’ is something that requires effort and money which is a shame!

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