Happy Friday and Happy Earth Day!
Since today is Earth Day, I thought I would discuss five ways that you can be a “green” runner. We all run in the great outdoors, so it’s our responsibility to be kind to Mother Earth!
Recycle your nuun tubes
If you use nuun, consider recycling your empty nuun tubes. Click here to view some ideas on how to re-use your nuun tubes. In addition, nuun tubes are recyclable at any facility that accepts #5 plastics.
There’s nothing worse than running on a trail/path or during a race and seeing tons of empty gel packets on the ground. Not only do these packets leave sticky residue, but it’s just plain rude! Don’t be “that” runner – throw your empty packets in a garbage can or stuff them inside your running belt, bra or pocket.
Yup, it’s just that easy…run! Need to mail a letter or pick up something from the store? Why not run or walk to your destination instead of driving? Not only will this save you money on gas, but it helps you get in some extra miles and exercise as well!
Stay hydrated with your water bottle
Use an insulated water bottle. I currently use this one and it’s perfect. It keeps my water cold for hours – perfect for a workout at the gym or to keep in my bag for after a long run. It’s much better, and more cost efficient, than constantly using plastic water bottles.
Shop on eBay
Do you shop on eBay? If not, you should! Sometimes you can find great deals on gently used, or even brand new, running books or clothing. When you purchase items on eBay your not only helping someone create extra space in their home, but your also removing one more item from our landfills.
Do you have any suggestions on how to be a “greener runner”?