The 10th annual Swim to the Moon was, for the athletes, and the charitable camp the race supported, a really good day. It went swimmingly, one might say. Behind the scenes, things were a bit less serene. A full race field combined with a shortage of volunteers made for a long morning for everyone, includingContinue reading “In the Deep End: Swim to the Moon 2019 Sustainability Report”
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Waste-free, Trouble Free: Ann Arbor Firecracker 5K Sustainability Report
“How are things going, Jeff?” someone asked me during this year’s Firecracker 5K. “Really well,” I replied. “In fact, it’s going so well I’m worried!” I was only half joking. I’ve worked too many events that seem to be going well, only to be hit with some hidden unpleasant surprise (for instance, volunteers filling upContinue reading “Waste-free, Trouble Free: Ann Arbor Firecracker 5K Sustainability Report”
Swimmingly Smooth: Tri Goddess Tri 2019 Sustainability Report
A beautiful morning, sunshine, happy athletes, and a hardworking Green Team that produced another terrific landfill diversion result. That’s a combination hard to beat!
Swim, Bike, Run, Recycle: Island Lake Triathlon 2019 Sustainability Report
The summer triathlon season kicks off with an energetic event, live music, and beer. And we got it all in before the rain came! The Zero Waste effort had its share of challenges, but at least we stayed dry, and had a solid diversion rate.
Gazelle Girl Race Achieves 98% Diversion and Saves 2,000 lbs. From Landfill
The Gazelle Girl has done it again! Not only does this annual women’s race get more popular each year, they find new and better ways to make it more environmentally friendly. This was the event (2015) that sparked my involvement in Zero Waste at races, and led to the creation of Happy Planet Running. IContinue reading “Gazelle Girl Race Achieves 98% Diversion and Saves 2,000 lbs. From Landfill”