March has long been known for its “wearing of the green”, luck of the Irish, and four leaf clovers. Most people think of St Patrick's Day, a celebration of Irish culture on March 17. It also remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland's patron saints. I tend to think of the color green all month long. Lucky for me it’s my favorite color so I don’t mind!
Lucky for you, Goodwill has many green items to choose from to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. It’s especially good to know that when you shop at Goodwill you’ll find items at a great price and help your community with your purchase making it more than just lucky for you.
Green not only symbolizes St. Patrick’s Day, but also the idea of “going green”. For over 100 years, Goodwill has been an entrepreneurial leader, environmental pioneer and social innovator of the reduce, reuse, repurpose practice
In 2017, Goodwill Manasota diverted more than 41 million pounds from local landfills by selling, reusing, and recycling. Even unsold donations are recycled or sold to salvage companies where they can further their lifespan and be used for other purposes. Through our current recycling efforts, we recycle 83% of what we collect – our ultimate goal is to recycle 100% and be at zero waste.
Something as simple as reusing a plastic bag is one easy form of recycling. Take advantage of the recycle bins for trash pickup or reuse a plastic bin for your recyclables. It’s really pretty easy to do your part in “going green”.
So, remember… you don’t have to kiss a blarney stone or find a four leaf clover to be lucky. All you have to do is walk into your nearest Goodwill store and take advantage of our great deals guaranteed to make you feel like you’ve struck gold!
I encourage you to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Go green!