Then I flipped to the back of the article where it listed 30 things a regular person like myself can do to make a difference and low and behold I was already doing many of those things! For example:
*Start all your runs from you home or office- I rarely relocate for a run and if I do I usually take public transit.
*Race in your hometown as much as possible- All my races have been in Toronto and the vast majority will be.
*Hold of on new purchases and wear your exercise apparel as long as possible- I have a limited wardrobe for exercise/running because its more cost effective that way
*Eat one less serving of meat per week, which requires more fuel and water to produce than other sources of protein- With the exception of tuna I haven't eaten any meat in weeks
*Run outside rather then on a treadmill- I'd actually prefer it this way
*Wear old shoes casually after they are worn out- I walk the dog in my old ones all the time
*Buy used equipment rather then new-I haven't made the purchase yet but I fully intend to get my bike from the classifieds.
Its interesting to see how little things that you do all the time can really add up. Of course I could be "Greener" and there are a few things I would like to start doing more of such as:
*Use a re-usable water bottle and coffee mug EVERY time
*Wash my gear in cold water and hang to dry
*Buy more local and organic produce
At the end of the day I want my children's children to be able to run on this planet too so if I can make a few changes (and continue to do the things I am already doing) to help make that happen then I am proud to play that part.
So tell me, what do you do daily to be "green". Have you made any changes lately to help change your footprint?