6 Ways To Go “Green” for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this weekend; while you’re indulging in a green milk shake, an Irish ale or some corned beef and cabbage (my personal favorite!), how about considering a different kind of “green”? We’ve rounded up some eco-friendly items for your home, made from a wide variety of materials and created by environmental visionaries with our global carbon footprint in mind. Sláinte!

1. Aluminum with attitude

These super-durable recycled-aluminum chairs come in a variety of colors. (Interesting historical tidbit: these types of chairs were originally built for submarines during World War II.)

Emeco Navy chairs (The red one is a collaboration between Emeco and Coca-Cola. And there’s a note under the seat.)

2. Marble Reimagined

These accessories (candleholders, bookends and vases) are made from powdered marble residue and mimic the stone from which they were wrought.

Tom Dixon Swirl Collection

3. Cast-off glass

These colorful candlesticks are handcrafted in India.

Viva Terra recycled glass beaded candlesticks

4. Reworked wood

This practical piece is made from reclaimed pine found in old buildings.

Crate & Barrel reclaimed wood kitchen island

5. Recycled rubber

These placemats, coasters and trivets are edgy (with a hint of brass).

Slash Objects dinner setting pure black

6. Bits of a boat

These bright barstools are made from reclaimed fishing boat teak, making them ideal for outdoor use. (Natural water resistance!)

EcoChic Even Keel Bar Chair