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Global Greening Campaign 2016

240 Global Icons Go Green for St Patrick’s Day
~Putting the island of Ireland centre stage~

Over 240 iconic landmarks across the world have gone green this St Patrick’s Day, as part of Tourism Ireland’s 2016 Global Greening initiative, putting the island of Ireland centre stage and kick-starting the tourism season.

Across 45 countries from Rome to Rio, London to Las Vegas, Auckland to Addis Ababa, prominent sites and icons lit up green. New for 2016 were 7 World Trade Center at Ground Zero in New York, Gateshead Millennium Bridge in Newcastle upon Tyne, Roue de Paris and the Nelson Mandela statue in Johannesburg. They were joined, in this seventh year of Global Greening, by some old favourites like the Colosseum in Rome, the Sacré Coeur basilica in Paris, the Great Wall of China, Niagara Falls and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

See our press release here.