Running Green

Green Your Race

Making your race "greener" is a great way to demonstrate your commitment towards a more sustainable future.

We encourage interested runners, running groups and running stores that may have interest in learning more to contact us.

Unlike most organized runs held today, a Green Buffalo Run is unique in our ZERO IMPACT approach. Green Buffalo Runs are:

  • Promoted online (No paper registrations here)
  • Transportation Friendly (We encourage all attendees to walk, bike ride or carpool to the starting line)
  • Water Stations All attendees bring their own water/sport drink bottle. Expect to be dehydrated if you don't prepare in advance.
  • Post-Race Party (Think green)


Organize a Green Buffalo Run at Your School or Business: 

A number of online resources detail the basics behind organizing a run. We have included links below. Local running stores and clubs can also be helpful in pointing you in the right direction.
ActiveMademan

What separates a Green Buffalo Run 

from typical races is a minimalist approach. Most races today generate large amounts of waste, from signage, plastic race time chips, discarded paper cups, plastic water jugs, orange peels and empty yogurt containers. Ultimately this refuge is all wrapped up in plastic bags and packed off to landfills. 


Recycle Your Running Shoes


Fleet Feet Buffalo

Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe Program 


Climate Change in the News


Climate Scientists Watch Their Words, Hoping To Stave Off Funding Cuts
11/29/17

Go Ahead and Start a Climate Change Debate at the Thanksgiving Table
11/22/17

Democrats Are Shockingly Unprepared to Fight Climate Change
11/22/17

Syria Joins Paris Climate Accord, Leaving Only U.S. Opposed

11/15/17

How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Health, Spreading Disease

11/8/17

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause

11/2/17


National Links
350
Earth Day Network
I Just Got Cooler

1% Percent for the Planet

The Sierra Club

Treehugger 

Local Links
Grow WNY
ADK Niagara Chapter
Wellness Institute of Buffalo