After we wrapped up the waste collection at the Canton Liberty Run, I brought the tiny bag of landfill waste to show the RF Events staff. It was less than one percent of the total waste we collected. They were impressed as usual – except for one who seemed a bit disappointed. “It isn’t aContinue reading “High Standards: Flirt with Dirt and Canton Liberty Run Sustainability Reports”
A 5K on a beautiful summer evening in an orchard, with food, games, and beer afterward. What could go wrong? For the runners, nothing. For the Zero Waste team behind the scenes? Plenty! Read on for how things could have ended in disaster, and how we recovered.
A beautiful run through “Tree Town” should include good environmental practices. And so it did! Read on to see how despite some challenges, the total landfill waste could be lifted with one finger!
Epic Races kicks off their 2018 bike season and second year of their Zero Waste program. How “clean and green” could we make a race notorious for getting people dirty? Read on to find out!
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”
What happens when you take 1,000 women, give them coffee and chocolate, and blast the Katy Perry music? A half marathon breaks out! Would the Zero Waste team pick up enough of that energy to stay on top of the trash? Read on to find out!
Goddess Tri? Goddess(es) did! Have a great event, and recover a lot of waste, that is.
ONE BROKEN PINT GLASS. One discarded race bib. A few strands of masking tape. A few odds and ends. That was it for trash. Sustainability Report: Flirt with Dirt 2017 Date: June 3, 2017 Event company: RF Events, Ann Arbor MI Location: Lakeshore Park, Novi MI # Attendees: 500 runners Zero Waste Team volunteers: 3Continue reading “Flirting with Zero! Flirt with Dirt achieves 99% 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”
Date: March 12, 2017 Event company: RF Events, Ann Arbor MI Location: Downtown Ann Arbor, MI # Attendees: 1,500 runners Zero Waste Team volunteers: 6 Race Overview Shamrocks & Shenanigans is one of a myriad of St. Patrick’s Day races (but of course the RF Events one is the best). Some people run it seriously;Continue reading “Sustainability Report: RF Events Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5K 2017”