Organic Beer for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and that means there will be a number of parties celebrating the holiday. Of course, many will enjoy the holiday by taking part in their favorite tradition: drinking beer! The more health conscious may cringe at this notion, but there is a way to be a little clean living opening up that bottle of suds.

When people bring up the topic of beer, most people do not equate the beverage with healthy living. But, believe it or not, there are alternatives out there to the traditional brewed beer found on store shelves. Yes, there is such a creature as organic beer and it is quite a better option that its processed “cousin” sold at the local bar.

10 Green Tips for this St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patty’s Day is the perfect time for everyone to drag out their most vibrant green togs and joyfully pinch and kiss their way through the day.  And on this day, which honors the death of Ireland’s patron saint, Patricius Daorbae, who was reputed to have driven the snakes from Ireland, abstinence from Irish alcoholic beverage is almost considered sacrilege amongst the holiday’s most devoted keepers.  Truth told, since the Irish celebrate the event for a full five days, one day of imbibing is tame by comparison.

Green Up Your Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has been around for hundreds of years, but we haven’t always celebrated it the way we do today.  The first valentines were given in the nineteenth century, and commercial marketing and production are responsible for the mass produced, very consumer oriented holiday we now have.  Here are a few facts about how much Valentine’s Day consumes each year.

Around the world, people send about a billion valentines every year.  That’s almost as many cards as are sent during Christmas.  A quarter of all the seasonal cards sent each year are for Valentine’s Day, and every year we go through more than thirty-six million boxes of chocolate shaped like heart.  Add to that the demand for fresh flowers, particularly out of season roses, and the fact that over sixty percent of the population buys commercial valentines, and you’ll soon see a major environmental impact.

Perfect Green Gifts Ideas

Getting gifts for your loved ones can sometimes mean headaches. Whether they are for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries or just because, we are constantly looking for the perfect gifts. Green gifts are still fairly new and unheard to some people. Green gifts are gifts produced by manufacturers that support environmental campaigns, whether directly or indirectly. These products can be either made of tree-free materials, or made using only natural, organic ingredients. Others are made using conflict-free materials and are certified fair-trade.