Light It Up Green

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Untours blog readers know that we like to talk about green travel in the ecological sense, but for St. Patrick’s Day, we are taking Green literally.

Tourism Ireland’s fun Global Greening (#GlobalGreening) initiative invites public spaces, famous buildings, and historic landmarks around the globe to light up in green for St. Patrick’s Day. Iconic places like the Niagra Falls, the London Eye, the Sydney Opera House, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa have participated, transforming under green flood lights.

The program is growing for 2021, and that’s especially nice as we face a second St. Patrick’s Day when leisure travel to Ireland will be impossible.

Here is the list North American sites that are participating, in case you can catch one.

United States
• Fordham University, New York
• New York Irish Center, New York
• University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
• City Hall, Atlanta
• Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Bloomington
• Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Boston
• Longfellow Bridge, Boston
• Northeastern University, Boston
• 303 East Wacker, Chicago
• 875 North Michigan Avenue (John Hancock Center), Chicago
• Chicago Board of Trade building
• Civic Opera House, Chicago
• Gaelic Park, Chicago
• Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago
• Kimpton Gray Hotel, Chicago
• Novak Construction, Chicago
• Prudential Plaza, Chicago
• State Street, Chicago
• Soldier Field, Chicago
• The Merchandise Mart, Chicago
• United Center, Chicago
• Wrigley Building, Chicago
• Xavier University, Cincinnati
• Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
• St. Norbert College, De Pere
• Dublin Wave Waterpark, Dublin
• George Mason University, Fairfax
• The Fountain, Fountain Hills
• University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu
• University of Indianapolis
• New Jersey City University, Jersey City
• ‘Welcome’ sign, Las Vegas
• Maryville College, Maryville
• Marquette University, Milwaukee
• University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
• University of Mississippi, Oxford
• Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia
• Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library, Phoenix
• Fore River Bridge, Quincy
• City Hall, San Francisco
• Coit Tower, San Francisco
• City Hall, Santa Monica
• Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
• University of Scranton
• Swarthmore College, Swarthmore
• Washburn University, Topeka
• Carroll University, Waukesha
• King’s College, Wilkes-Barre
• University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington
• Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, Worcester

• Niagara Falls (on both the Canadian and US sides)
• Casa Loma, Toronto
• CN Tower, Toronto
• The Distillery District, Toronto
• Toronto sign
• The Cariboo Sentinel (newspaper) shop, Barkerville
• Giant Beaver Sculpture, Beaverlodge
• Calgary Tower, Calgary
• The Big Fiddle of the Ceilidh (Fidheal Mhor A’ Ceilidh), Cape Breton Island
• Resurgo Place, Moncton
• Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa
• Cabot Tower on Signal Hill, St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
• Mac the Moose, Saskatchewan
• The Big Nickel, Sudbury
• BC Place, Vancouver
• Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver
• Harbour Centre, Vancouver
• Sails of Light at Canada Place, Vancouver
• Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver
• Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver
• World’s Largest Hockey Stick and Puck, Cowichan Community Centre, Vancouver Island

We hope you can join us on an Ireland Untour soon. (We are taking bookings for this fall and all of 2022.)

In the meantime, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And don’t forget to check out #GloablGreening in social media to see some gorgeous photos from all over the world.

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