Damn Good Year! 2018 in Review

What a year! Here are the results from events serviced by Happy Planet Running in 2018, with 95 percent average landfill diversion! Here’s the breakdown by waste stream. By the numbers: Number of events: 34 Total attendance: 48,000 Total waste managed: 15,700 lbs. (nearly eight tons!) Best events: RF Events Flirt with Dirt, the EpicContinue reading “Damn Good Year! 2018 in Review”

Happy Planet Running Receives Environmental Awareness Award!

From the Totally Unexpected News desk: I’ve won an award! The Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors (AAABoR) has selected HPR to receive its Eunice L. Burns Environmental Awareness Award for 2018. The award recognizes HPR for developing Zero Waste programs for local running events such as the Ann Arbor Marathon and the Dexter andContinue reading “Happy Planet Running Receives Environmental Awareness Award!”

No Sour Grapes! Running Between the Vines Achieves 99 Percent Diversion

Attempting Zero Waste at a race that also involves wining and dining 2,000 people? No problem! A beautiful morning for a challenging set of races, and despite being up to our epaulets in cardboard, the Zero Waste team achieved a high for the year in waste diversion. Read on to see how we did it!

2017 Ann Arbor Marathon Achieves 96% Landfill Diversion

Date: March 26, 2017 Event company: Epic Races, Ann Arbor MI Location: Downtown Ann Arbor, MI # Attendees: 2,500 runners + staff + spectators Zero Waste Team volunteers: 4 Race Overview The Ann Arbor Marathon is a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon that takes place in downtown Ann Arbor and surrounding neighborhoods. DespiteContinue reading “2017 Ann Arbor Marathon Achieves 96% Landfill Diversion”