Posted on 22nd Apr 2010 @ 4:43 PM
It's Earth Day so thoughts turn to ways of reducing, reusing and recycling. The Skeese Greets Women's Tri has always tried to keep the environmental impact at a minimum. Here are some things we are doing this year:
Recycling bins at the event.
Goodie Bags are reusable and made from recycled materials by a local company. They can be reused as a fresh fruit/veggie bag or for wet workout clothes or for whatever else.
Goodie bags do not contain flyers, but instead a comprehensive guide with sponsor ads and pertinent information printed on recycled paper here in Texas.
No single-use disposable plastic bottles for water or sports drink distributed at the finish line. We'll provide reusable plastic bottles instead. They can be re-filled at the Water Monster.
Green portable toilets that use non-toxic deodorizer.
At least 80% of all marketing and participant communications facilitated through email or website updates instead of paper mail.
We reuse at least 80% of all signage for the event.
We plan to serve locally grown, fresh, organic fruit at the finish line.
Clothing/shoe/bike recycling/reuse program available at packet pickup with Bicycle Re-Cycle.
VIP parking for carpoolers of 3 or more.
more to come...