December 11, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 3 Comments
What happens when you combine an environmentally-conscious running blog, an overworked editor, and the holidays – a post about GreenLaces! GreenLaces is simple, yet commendable environmental commitment program in which you (or someone else) makes a promise to the planet, donates $5 for a pair of green laces, and then wear a pair of green shoe laces.
We’re in favor of programs that encourage folks to make one (or more) simple changes to their lifestyle (See also Run for One Planet), as these are the sort of changes to which people stay committed and then lead to the same individuals making additional changes. (Example GreenLaces promises) Let’s call these initial changes gateway changes. But, sure, you could change your actions anyway and give the $5 to another environmental cause that resonates with you. What we love about the GreenLaces program is that they have the chance bring visibility and built community centered on environmental action in the running community. We’d love to see a majority of the runners toeing the line at our next trail race sporting GreenLaces.
Consider buying GreenLaces as a holiday gift for your favorite runners … or anyone for that matter. Just remember to have them make a promise for the planet before they lace up!
Any one have these or seen them on the trail?