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A Pleasant Surprise! 2019 T-Rex Triathlon Sustainability Report

What do you do when you carefully plan Zero Waste for an event – and everything works out according to plan? Shake your head in disbelief, thank the good Lord, and go home on time!

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Ann Arbor Triathlon Sustainability Report

So this dragonfly isn’t related to the race’s Zero Waste effort. But isn’t it gorgeous?

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2019 Pterodactyl Triathlon Sustainability Report

The gnomes were busy at the Pterodactyl Triathlon, as things began to go missing under the noses of the Zero Waste team! Nothing we couldn’t do without, fortunately, and we carried on to another great result.

Gnomes stealing race gear

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Uber Ober: Oberun Ypsilanti 2019 Sustainability Report

A beautiful summer evening, live music, food, running – and beer. Does that sound to you like a formula for a popular event? You would be right! And that makes for a very busy few hours for the Zero Waste team. Could we avoid the near calamities of the past two years, and manage whatever new surprises awaited? Find out below!

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Going Long for a Great Cause: Veterans Memorial 150 2019 Sustainability Report

Supporting Zero Waste at any running event is challenging. But how about a three-day point-to-point race that crosses an entire state? What would be the greater challenge – running the race, or applying sustainable practices for 150 miles? We were going to find out!

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The Kids Show the Way: Upland Hills 5K/10K Sustainability Report

A small school dedicated to student involvement and sustainable practices decides to host a 5K. Naturally, they want it to be done in line with their guiding principles. Who they gonna call? Happy Planet Running, of course! And how did it go? Read on!

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ROAR! Triceratops Tri achieves 95% Diversion

A famous long-extinct species was spotted everywhere at last week’s Triceratops Triathlon. But you know what’s hardly seen these days at an RF Events race? Garbage! Sending piles of event waste to a landfill is on its way to sharing the fate of the dinosaurs, although I doubt any future triathlons will be named after it.

So how did we host and feed 450 hungry triathletes while keeping a beautiful park pristine and the dumpsters empty? Read on!

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