What more appropriate day than Mother’s Day to celebrate Mother Earth by having a 5K that was about as close to true zero waste as you can get? Read on to see how we did it!
An organization dedicated to empowering girls and encouraging them to run decides to go Zero Waste for its annual 5K events. Happy Planet Running and Zero Waste Washtenaw were happy to step up to help. How well did we succeed, given some nasty weather and so many runners? Really well! See below.
A big, fast race on a cold day downtown, and two volunteers had to manage the entire Zero Waste effort. It would be hard to beat last year’s 96.7 percent landfill diversion with under six pounds of trash. Would they be flying it, or would it be a scundered bollox job? See below!
I’m pleased to pass along this sustainability report from last week’s Huron River Day in Ann Arbor. I was there as an informal volunteer, “talking trash” with the fine folks at Zero Waste Washtenaw who were managing the sustainability activities. A large crowd came to Gallup Park to kayak, play games, eat, and enjoy a perfectContinue reading “Sustainability Report: Huron River Day”
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”