Bray & District Chamber & The Green Roots Project announce partnership promoting sustainability for St Patrick’s Parade

Bray & District Chamber are delighted to announce their partnership with The Green Roots Project which is an initiative to promote sustainability while celebrating St Patrick’s Day.

As part of this initiative, Bray Chamber are encouraging all participants and spectators to be mindful of sustainable options and to make choices accordingly. Suggestions include:

  • Leave the car at home and walk to your spectator spot.
  • Use reusable bottles, bags and cups on the day. There are public water taps at the corner of The Harbour Bar and at the Children’s playground on the seafront.
  • When creating your parade entry think the “Reduce/Reuse/Recycle” principal.
  • Don’t use single use plastic items and source biodegradable options instead.
  • Grow Your Own Shamrock – There will be a workshop with Susie of White Doodle Workshops on www.bray.ie/stpatricksfestival
  • Bring your rubbish home.

Sarah Finnegan , President of Bray Chamber acknowledged that this is the start of a long-term plan for this initiative adding “This is the first year and our goal for 2022 is to increase awareness and promote the use of sustainable options when it comes to celebrating St Patrick. If participants and spectators embrace the initiative I can envision the event becoming carbon neutral in the long-term which would be something Bray could be very proud of.”

For anyone looking for inspiration for their entry, the theme this year is “40 shades of Green” , where green can be interpreted any way the entry wishes including the colour or as sustainability.  For queries regarding being in the parade contact info@braychamber.ie.

More details on The Green Roots Project , including the Grow your Green Cloak workbook for teachers/schools is available on www.thegreenrootsproject.ie .

If you are interested in becoming part of this initiative please join The Green Roots Project group on Facebook

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