A discussion of the environmental impacts of ultrarunning and tips for lowering your environmental footprint.
iRunFar announces the winners of its 2010 Earth Week Trail Gear ReUseAPalooza!
iRunFar aims to reuse lots of new and lightly used trail running gear by giving the gear to readers.
Ok, with added suspense here are the winners of the 5 $50 gift certificates in that Atayne/iRunFar Earth Week contest. If you are among the following, please contact iRunFar with your mailing address: Will Thomas (4/20 1:25 pm) Solly Ferreira (4/20 2:15 pm) Gretchen (4/20 5:07 pm) PinkCorker (4/21 12:13 am) Shane “Crash” Jones (4/23 […]
We’re excited to announce that Atayne is sponsoring an Earth Week contest here on iRunFar.com. We’ve previously written about Atanye and their sweet POV shirts. As for performance, Bryon just ran 125 miles across the Sahara in five days in his green Atayne 4Rs shirt (pictured below) and it smelled a whole lot better than […]
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 […]
Back in July, iRunFar featured Part 1 of its profile of End Footwear nee Outdoor. At the time we thought we’d post Part 2 a mere week later…. but that didn’t happen. The upside to the delay is that we’ve since had a chance to meet with the key players at END in person, got […]
Here at iRunFar headquarters we like a good “green” story almost as much as we like gear. So you can imagine we’re pretty jazzed when a story like that of Atayne crosses our path. Atayne is an Arlington, Virginia based start up that makes technical shirts using recycled plastic and non-toxic chemicals. The Atayne story […]
This summer, I was given the opportunity to try BELA-Olhão sardines. While my first through was…. um, no, I’m vegetarian… two other points quickly came to mind. My first thought was that when I travel for running it is often hard for me to find good sources of protein outside of dairy products or highly […]
Back in April, iRunFar noted that we were interested to what would come out of END Footwear (nee Outdoor) – a company committed to sustainable footwear from its founding. Four months later END is on the verge of releasing its first lineup of shoes on August 1. In this busy and exciting time for END, […]
Despite the fact that iRunFar is headquartered a mere four miles from the political limelight that is DC… or perhaps in spite of it, we generally avoid discussing politics and the political process. However, as previously noted, iRunFar is passionate about land conservation and preservation. There are many reasons for this, not the least of […]
6/26/08 Update: iRunFar reader Mr. Gump has informed us that returning 50 empty gel packets to Gu Sports‘ Stash Your Trash program no longer results in the company sending you 5 free gu energy gel packets. Instead, for every 50 empty gel packets you submit to Gu Sports, they will submit $5 to their designated […]
The final installment in iRunFar’s Earth Week series is a simple plea to consider what you eat. There will be no call for you to become a raw food vegan. No preaching that you steak lovers must forsake meat of the hoof forever in favor of tofu and tempeh filled life. Nope, just read on […]
Installment four in iRunFar’s Earth Week series focuses on trail runners’ gear consumption and the greening of the gear industry. Below we consider the amount of gear we use, the life span of that gear, the environmental consequences of individual pieces of gear, and industry action. Buy Less GearThe first and most effective way to […]
In the weRunFar contribution to iRunFar Earth Week series, we’ll share the blogs of a few individuals who espouse their environmental efforts or beliefs in their posts or actions. Read on to find out out about the Eco-Runner and Race Green blogs, as well as Farther Faster’s sustainable running post. Eco-RunnerFirst up is Sam Huber […]