Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day!

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Thursday is St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday not really worth celebrating unless you’re Irish or want to be. Normally I don’t think much about March 17th except to dress my children in the obligatory green. But this year I decided that instead of just wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day, I would Go Green by doing a little something for the planet.

At the park last week, my Mountain Fam explored the river. The water bubbled, birds chirped and the adventure would’ve been perfect except for one thing. Trash.

Beer cans, food wrappers, an old shoe, a discarded shirt, even a broken bundt pan were left on the ground. With the snow melting, previously covered litter is coming to light and it’s pretty gross.

A few years ago my husband started a group titled WTF!?! It had a membership of two, myself and Mountain Dad and it was committed to picking up trash along trails when we went into nature. WTF technically stands for World Trash Federation, but mostly it describes our reaction to the bags of garbage we hauled away.

Several years have passed since I thought about WTF, but Thursday I’ve decided to revive the group and invite some friends to join. And by some friends I mean everyone on the internet. That’s you.

Thursday March 17, 2016 I invite you to Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day! If cleaning up litter doesn’t suit you, do something else. Buy reusable produce bags at the grocery store. Start a compost pile in your backyard. Plant a tree. Plan a garden. Contact your state representative about an environmental issue. Whatever it is, make this Green loving holiday work for its national importance.

If you’re in Utah County and want to join me on a  Hike it Baby Go Green hike there’s more information here. Whatever you choose to do with your St. Patrick’s Day please let me know. I’d love to hear all the Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day projects!

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Author: Mountain Mom

Hi! I'm Mountain Mom. I live with my husband and three young kids in the mountains near Sundance, Utah. When we're not hiking, biking, skiing and camping, I spend my time doing Mom stuff and reading. Summer of 2016 we traveled over 7,000 miles along the US National Park to Park Highway.

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