weRunFar: Runners Seeing Green

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.

First up is Sam Huber from Wisconsin and his Eco-Runner blog. While Sam explains the eco-runner philosophy and a where-rubber-meets-trail FAQ on the Running 4 More website, the eco-runner blog has frequent posts about running and the environment… as well as the “eco-runner community,” which is headquartered at the Eco-Runner MySpace page. Sam also maintains an Eco-Runner Kids area.

Race Green
Ok, ok, Justin Angle’s Race Green blog might not focus directly on the environment, but as previously discussed (see individual sponsorship post) he is sponsored by Green Tag USA, which offsets Justin’s carbon footprint from race and training related travel. We here at iRunFar think that’s pretty darn cool! Anyway, if you’ve got some time, you might as well check out Justin’s blog as it’s interesting …. oh, and he’s a pretty good runner, too!

Farther Faster – Sustainable Running
Believe or not, but it was a chance stumbling upon Jean Pommier’s Farther Faster blog a few months ago that led to what has become an entire week’s worth of posts on running and the environment. Jean’s blog has a Sustainable Running category that crystallized a bunch of concepts that had been floating around in my head…. all just by his using the phrase “sustainable running.” Funny what gets one’s mind working, huh? Anyway, Jean’s post regarding sustainable running is well-worth a look.

Does anyone know if Will Harlan has a blog or website. He’s been running for environmental causes for years and deserves some recognition for it!

Do you know of a runner whose blog or website focuses on the environment? If so, please share.

There are 2 comments

  1. Jean Pommier

    Hey, Bryon, just found out the mention of the Sustainable Running topic on my blog, thanks!The problem with this approach is that the major carbon footprint associated to running is flying to races in other states. So, as much as I'd like to discover races on the East Coast and have the opportunity to meet the ultra community on the other side, this isn't green at all.I bet this means I'll have to realize my dream of following Forrest Gump's footsteps and cross the country… ;-)Jean.Farther Faster

  2. Trail Goat

    Jean,You are completely correct with the travel being the biggest impact from trail running and ultramarathons. I don't drive during the week, but then drove 5 hours to and 5 hours back from a run in Pennsylvania this past weekend, not to mention past transgressions like flying out west for nothing more than a long weekend. Fortunately, next year I've got to big trips planned that will chew up 3 weeks of my vacation time, so hopefully that will limit my other travel.

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