The biggest impact runners have on the environment is through their travel to events. So, planning our routes to events in time to take lower-carbon options, car-sharing etc., would make a massive difference. Also, put pressure on the event organisers to look for more sustainable options or offer opt-outs for goodie bags and free t-shirts that will end up in landfill.
After that, it’s the kit. Buy good quality, sustainable options and wear them for as long as possible, then repair them when you can. There are so many good options for repairing, repurposing and recycling these days, but it doesn’t give us a license to just keep buying more stuff. It’s better to buy only when we need it and give the kit a good hiding before you look to ditch it.
Then, of course, we’d suggest planting a tree every day you’re active at the 1% Club 😊
Thanks so much for taking the time to speak to us, Tash! If you’d like help Tash on her mission to fight climate change, get involved and contribute to the fantastic work being done across the globe. Think you can run 25km before the end of May? Take part in the Runners Need Earth Runs challenge, and Earth Runs will plant 25 trees.
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