April 22, 2010

Skeese Greets Tri Goes Green

It's Earth Day so thoughts turn to ways of reducing, reusing and recycling. The Skeese Greets Women's Tri has always tried to keep the environmental impact at a minimum. Here are some things we are doing this year:


*Recycling bins at the event.

*Goodie Bags are reusable and made from recycled materials by a local company. They can be reused as a fresh fruit/veggie bag or for wet workout clothes or for whatever else.

*Goodie bags do not contain flyers, but instead a comprehensive guide with sponsor ads and pertinent information printed on recycled paper here in Texas.

*No single-use disposable plastic bottles for water or sports drink distributed at the finish line. We'll provide reusable plastic bottles instead. They can be re-filled at the Water Monster.

*Green portable toilets that use non-toxic deodorizer.

*At least 80% of all marketing and participant communications facilitated through email or website updates instead of paper mail.

*We reuse at least 80% of all signage for the event.

*We plan to serve locally grown, fresh, organic fruit at the finish line.

*Clothing/shoe/bike recycling/reuse program available at packet pickup with Bicycle Re-Cycle.

*Carpooling option.

*VIP parking for carpoolers of 3 or more.

more to come...


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