A 5K on Mother’s Day to promote fitness, fight cancer, and celebrate motherhood ought to be equally respectful to our planet. And the event’s Green Team was equal to the challenge, putting in an effort we hope our Moms would be proud of!
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Despite a Fail, We Prevail! Hightail to Ale 2019 Sustainability Report
Morning, Friday, May 10. It was cool in Ann Arbor. While getting ready for the Hightail to Ale 5K that evening, I received a text from the event director regarding the recycling rolloff I’d ordered: “Hey Jeff, no dumpster on site” So in a few hours we’d be serving several thousand runners food and beer,Continue reading “Despite a Fail, We Prevail! Hightail to Ale 2019 Sustainability Report”
A Perfect Day for an Invasion! Martian Races 2019 Sustainability Report
What a difference a year makes! From the freezing rain in 2018 to a cool, sunny day in 2019, conditions were much improved for both the runners and the people working the race. The Zero Waste team also benefited from the great weather and more experienced help. While last year the sorting had to beContinue reading “A Perfect Day for an Invasion! Martian Races 2019 Sustainability Report”
And It’s Good! Super 5K 2019 Sustainability Report
This year’s Super 5K had decent weather and a good turnout, with football regalia all about, and a visit by the Detroit Lions mascot. The Zero Waste effort scored big overall, but had several annoying fumbles by the runners. I think we had more pint glasses broken than points scored in the Super Bowl!
Slam that Cider! Scrumpy Skedaddle 2018 Sustainability Report
The Scrumpy Skedaddle is a lot of fun, but also challenging to the Zero Waste team. A lot of people are served pancakes and cider in a short time, there’s a lot of cardboard to take care of, and the waste bins are very popular with the local yellow jackets. This year rain was alsoContinue reading “Slam that Cider! Scrumpy Skedaddle 2018 Sustainability Report”
Swim to the Moon 2018 Sustainability Report
Another excellent Zero Waste result from an Epic Races event, with lower trash and an improved diversion result.
Ann Arbor Triathlon 2018 Sustainability Report
A great day, a well-run race, live calypso music, food, and beer! What could be better? Not too much, except having almost no trash on top of it!
No Scare Here! The Legend Run 2018 Sustainability Report
Another beautiful day for trail races at Sleepy Hollow State Park, and while the Headless Horseman was nowhere to be seen, there was another terrific Zero Waste result.
Blessed Routine: Pterodactyl Triathlon Sustainability Report
Well, that was a relief. After the frenetic scramble of Oberun, it was great to recover with a simple, straightforward event where the Zero Waste effort went as planned.
Could You Cover Your Glass, Please? Super 5K Sustainability Report
A snowy Sunday morning in Michigan, but over 1,000 runners came out to get in a 5K before the Big Game. And all of them would want to grab hot dogs, cookies, pint glasses and awards, and be on their way soon afterward. In past years the rush has been very challenging for the ZeroContinue reading “Could You Cover Your Glass, Please? Super 5K Sustainability Report”