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Making a Marathon Green

Making a Marathon Green
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  • Their race merchandise is made of bamboo; the water cups are recyclable and made of sugar cane, and all materials were planned with a pre-cycle outlook to minimize paper use.
  • They also offer some tips for what you can do:

    • Car pool or bike to the race. Better yet, try occasionally running or cycling to work.
    • Use refillable water bottles when you’re exercising.
    • Recycle old running shoes through shoe recycling programs, available across the country.
    • Hold onto those wrappers. Dispose of in clearly marked containers along the course.
    • Buy sports drinks in bulk to conserve on packaging and recycle those bottles.
    • Seek out events that make an effort to be more green or raise money to support environmentally friendly causes.
    • Carpool to events when possible.

    If you are looking for an entertaining read, chock full of great tips on ways to live green, you should check out “Green Chic”. Author Christie Matheson, is both tr

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