GreenLaces

What happens when you combine an environmentally-conscious running blog, an overworked editor, and the holidays – a post about GreenLaces! […]

By on December 11, 2008 | 3 comments

GreenLacesWhat 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.
GreenLacesConsider 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?

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Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.