The regular Readers know by now that I am fairly earth-friendly kind of guy. I recycle what I can and do go out of my way to do so. And if you didn’t know that until now, class just ended.
Blaine of Run to Win, posted an article recently about The Environmental Impact of Running, which higlighted some of the ways that runners impact the ecosystem in a negative way but with constructive suggestions on how minimize our impact (as small as it might be).
I think for the most part that I do most of the things that are suggested, well, except for the carpooling thing. However, I do most of my runs at work, so I don’t actually drive to somewhere to run very often.
One thing that I think about, almost fantasize about, is quitting my job (okay, I fantasize about that alot!) to start something where I clean up a section of area that I see needs work. Yeah, I know this sounds just like Adopt a Highway… but sometimes I don’t run on highways and seeing a HUGE pile of debris at Tyson Park saddens me.