Kenya is once again included on a list of destinations worldwide for this year’s Global Greening initiative. Following last year’s “greening” of Taji the Lion, a sculpture made from 1,204 discarded flip-flops, the Irish Embassy will create a leopard called Chiu made from recycled scrap metal to highlight conservation and environmental efforts.
Joining Chiu in Nairobi for the Tourism Ireland St Patrick’s Day initiative will be the Nation Towers in Abu Dhabi, the Château de Beaulieu on the banks of the Loire, the Atakule Tower in Ankara and the Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA in Japan.
Among the new sites added for the project’s 17th year is Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the world, the Eden Project in Cornwall, York’s medieval city walls and the Cotton Tree in Sierra Leone.
The Cutty Sark sailing ship in Greenwich, the Beatus Rhenanus bridge over the Rhine and “Niki” – a Cathay Pacific DC-3 airplane in Hong Kong – will also celebrate St Patrick’s Day.