Going Green in Champaign

As March rolls into Champaign, it’s time to embrace the vibrant hue of green in more ways than one! From eco-friendly product swaps to reveling in the jovial spirit of an Irish pub, there’s no shortage of ways to infuse your life with the color of the season. Whether you’re adopting sustainable habits or simply indulging in a bit of Celtic charm, March in Champaign offers a kaleidoscope of opportunities to see the world through emerald-tinted glasses. So, let’s raise a glass and paint the Champaign green during March!

Feeling lucky and looking fabulous just got a whole lot easier! Dive into the sea of green at Apricot Lane Boutique for a wardrobe upgrade that screams ‘I’m here to slay!’ Whether you’re into forest greens or lime hues, they’ve got the perfect pieces to make you the envy of every leprechaun in town. Get ready to shamROCK that St. Paddy’s Day party or simply add some zest to your everyday style with their vibrant selection. Don’t be green with envy, be green with Apricot Lane Boutique!


  • New owner, new vibe that’s perfect for all ages
  • Double Reward Points March 4- 10
  • Free reusable ALB spring tote with qualifying purchases March 11-17
  • New spring looks like jeans from Judy Blue and Hidden, Free People, Spanx brand workwear and comfy pieces
  • During Mom’s Weekend (April 12-14) Apricot Lane Boutique will host various events with sips, snacks, sales and so much more.

Apricot Lane Boutique is located at 1005  S Neil St. Ste 1 in Champaign and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Step into a world of vibrant hues and dazzling designs at Glass Fx, where color isn’t just an option—it’s a way of life! Whether you’re drawn to emerald greens, sapphire blues, or fiery reds, this stained glass paradise has a kaleidoscope of options to suit every taste. Let your imagination run wild as you envision your space illuminated with the brilliance of a thousand colors, courtesy of Glass Fx’s masterful creations. So, why settle for bland when you can make your world pop with a splash of color from Glass Fx?


  • Watch your world become technicolor when you discover all that can be done from this local Midtown gem.

Glass FX is located at 103 E Clark in Champaign’s Midtown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Ready to add some eco-friendly flair to your routine? Look no further than greener goods SHOP + REFILLERY, your one-stop shop for replenishing your essentials and supporting our planet! With shelves stocked full of sustainable goodies, from refillable cleaning supplies to zero-waste personal care products, you can feel like an environmental superhero on every visit. So, grab your reusable bags and head on over to greener goods—it’s time to shop guilt-free and green with a dash of flair!


  • greener goods will be closed March 11- 13
  • April 1st marks greener goods’ 1st anniversary of being located in Downtown Champaign
  • April 1 also marks the start of Earth month with April 22 being Earth Day

greener goods SHOP + REFILLERY is located at 110 S Neil St in Champaign’s Downtown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Ready to embrace your inner leprechaun? Head on over to Murphy’s Pub, located in Champaign’s Campustown, where going green means sipping on some shamrock-inspired brews and indulging in hearty Irish fare that’ll make your taste buds dance a jig! With every pint of stout and plate of bangers and mash, you’ll be channeling the luck of the Irish. So, grab your friends, don your best green attire, and let the shenanigans begin at Murphy’s—where every day feels like St. Patrick’s Day!


  • Starting Saturday, March 2, Murphy’s Pub will host karaoke night every other Saturday from 9p – 1a.

Murphy’s Pub is located at 604 E Green St in Champaign’s Campustown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Ready to unleash your inner plant parent? Head over to Plant Mode, where every leafy friend beckons with promises of a greener, lusher life! From trendy succulents to majestic monstera plants, this botanical wonderland is your ticket to a home jungle that would make Tarzan jealous. So, grab a funky pot, add a splash of plant food, and let the leafy adventures begin as you embrace the greener side with Plant Mode—where your thumb is guaranteed to turn a more vibrant shade of green!


  • Plant mode has weekly deliveries that bring new and exciting plants that will help bring your green thumb out of hibernation.

Plant Mode is located at 113 N Walnut St in Champaign’s Downtown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Get ready to see the world through money-colored glasses when you team up with the financial wizards at PNC Bank! With their expert guidance, your financial dreams are about to get a whole lot greener—think lush fields of dollar bills and forests of investment opportunities! Whether you’re saving for that dream vacation or planning for retirement, PNC’s crew is here to sprinkle some financial fairy dust and make your green dreams a reality. So, let’s paint the town green with savvy investments and money management, that’s as fun as it is fruitful!


  • Now conveniently located inside Illini Union Bookstore, PNC Bank is ready to give you all of the tools to help you finally manage your finances

PNC Bank is located in the Illini Union Bookstore at 809 S Wright St in Champaign’s Campustown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Thinking of going green with your new home? Look no further than Trautman Real Estate Agency and Appraisals! Ask their team about properties boasting solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, cozy insulation, and even snazzy smart home systems. Not only will you be reducing your reliance on non-renewable energy, but you’ll also be jazzing up your living space with some eco-friendly pizzazz! So, let’s find you a home that’s not just fabulous, but also Earth-approved—because saving the planet is the coolest accessory of all!


  • Are you ready to upscale your life by moving Downtown? Trautman’s newest rental building, located in the old Spritzer Jewelry building at 209 N Neil right in the heart of downtown, is welcoming you home. Contact Trautman Real Estate Agency & Appraisals today for more information and to set up a tour.

Trautman Real Estate Agency & Appraisals is located at 301 N Neil St in Champaign’s Downtown and is a proud member of Champaign Center Partnership.

Photo Credits

Main Photo – Champaign Center Partnership