With the first day of spring following a few days after March 17’s St Patrick’s Day, there are many reasons why we are thinking green this week!
Out-of-this-world celebrations. Barbara Lehtiniemi muses on the cross-cultural appeal of St Patrick’s Day. “Green may be the prime attraction of St. Patrick’s Day. By mid-March, Canadians are tired of a colourless landscape.” The Return of Green, March 17, 2017.
Re-homing your clutter. In this first of a two-part series, Christine M Frey offers a raft of suggestions for environmentally-friendly spring cleaning and tidying. “We know the therapeutic benefits of getting rid of all that useless stuff we no longer need. But there’s a twinge of guilt as the black garbage bags pile up and we think about the legacy we’re leaving the earth. ” Green Spring Cleaning, April 17, 2009. (Part two of the series can be found at www.voicemagazine.org/2009/04/24/greening-spring-cleaning-part-ii/.)