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The Colour of the Month for March is Green. Across the globe the colour green associates itself with nature, growth and fertility. It’s a symbol of rebirth and renewal. Ecology and the science of the environment has generated political ‘green’ movements. The focus is on preserving the planet in its most viable form for the future generations. The main focus… the study of ecosystems, and their importance to how mankind utilises natural resources.

Green is a colour often used on bank notes as the ink has a high resistance to chemical and physical changes. Also, historically the pigment was readily available. A ‘greenback’ is slang for US paper dollars.

Only 2% of the worldwide population has green eyes. They are particularly rare among Asian and African people. Green eye colour is generally found within Europeans. Usually those of Celtic or Germanic descent. Green eyed adults will have been born with grey or blue eyes. Changes in eye colour occur after 6 months of age and continue to do so over several years.

Apparently the American artist Andy Warhol wore only green underpants. No other colour would do. Who was checking?

There are more shades of green than any other colour or to be precise, the human eye is most sensitive to green light. This is an evolutionary development. It’s believed to have arisen from the necessity to recognise food sources. Green is also taken to be a colour of relaxation and calm.

Green tea, is originally from China, also viewed as a beverage with many health benefits. Said to increase energy, concentration and improve mood and memory. Here are some more benefits of green tea: Lowers blood pressure. Reduces inflammation. Reduces cholesterol levels. Decreases the risk of heart disease.

St Patrick’s Day celebrated on 17 March has strong associations with the colour green. Many think that green connects to the Emerald Isle. This is because of the luxuriant verdant landscape. But, the real reasons root themselves in politics and not leprechauns or shamrocks.

There are no green mammals in the natural world. Reptiles, birds are insects are plentiful. But the only mammal that sports anything near to green is the sloth. As the sloth ages its hairs, which are coarse and long. They begin to split open, allowing green algae to stick to the fur and take in oxygen. This green hue provides camouflage for the brown sloth. And more nutrients absorbs through the skin.

Traffic lights across the world use green for ’Go’.

British Racing Green is not a certain colour but a dark forest green in different hues. Its name has an interesting origin from the international motor racing world. In the early 1900s the Gordon Bennett cup was a motor racing event between nations. Each of whom had to compete in a vehicle of a different colour. Competitors who had participated before took the flag colours of red, white and blue.

Held in Ireland in 1903, the English chose to have their car painted in shamrock green. This was as a mark of respect as at the time, Ireland was part of the UK.

The colour of the month for March is Green. Across the globe the colour green associates itself with nature, growth and fertility. It’s a symbol of rebirth and renewal. Ecology and the science of the environment has generated political ‘green’ movements. The focus is on preserving the planet in its most viable form for the future generations. The main focus… the study of ecosystems, and their importance to how mankind utilises natural resources.

Green is a colour often used on bank notes as the ink has a high resistance to chemical and physical changes. Also, historically the pigment was readily available. A ‘greenback’ is slang for US paper dollars.

Only 2% of the worldwide population has green eyes. They are particularly rare among Asian and African people. Green eye colour is generally found within Europeans. Usually those of Celtic or Germanic descent. Green eyed adults will have been born with grey or blue eyes. Changes in eye colour occur after 6 months of age and continue to do so over several years.

Apparently the American artist Andy Warhol wore only green underpants. No other colour would do. Who was checking?

There are more shades of green than any other colour or to be precise, the human eye is most sensitive to green light. This is an evolutionary development. It’s believed to have arisen from the necessity to recognise food sources. Green is also taken to be a colour of relaxation and calm.

Green tea, is originally from China, also viewed as a beverage with many health benefits. Said to increase energy, concentration and improve mood and memory. Here are some more benefits of green tea: Lowers blood pressure. Reduces inflammation. Reduces cholesterol levels. Decreases the risk of heart disease.

St Patrick’s Day celebrated on 17 March has strong associations with the colour green. Many think that green connects to the Emerald Isle. This is because of the luxuriant verdant landscape. But, the real reasons root themselves in politics and not leprechauns or shamrocks.

There are no green mammals in the natural world. Reptiles, birds are insects are plentiful. But the only mammal that sports anything near to green is the sloth. As the sloth ages its hairs, which are coarse and long. They begin to split open, allowing green algae to stick to the fur and take in oxygen. This green hue provides camouflage for the brown sloth. And more nutrients absorbs through the skin.

Traffic lights across the world use green for ’Go’.

British Racing Green is not a certain colour but a dark forest green in different hues. Its name has an interesting origin from the international motor racing world. In the early 1900s the Gordon Bennett cup was a motor racing event between nations. Each of whom had to compete in a vehicle of a different colour. Competitors who had participated before took the flag colours of red, white and blue.

Held in Ireland in 1903, the English chose to have their car painted in shamrock green. This was as a mark of respect as at the time, Ireland was part of the UK.

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