This week our sustainability efforts made the front page of YourDailyThread.com- a green lifestyle blog based here in Los Angeles! YDT founder Tracy Helper and Reel Green Media producer Lauren Selman have teamed up to write a “We Run Green” column on how training for the marathon can be more sustainable. We’re proud to share that the Council for Responsible Sport certified the 2009 LA Marathon as a green event and we’re continuing these efforts this year. Highlights from our sustainability program for 2010 include a new timing strategy built into your bibs (no D-Tags!), a new rideshare partner PickupPal, and Heatsheet recycling. Keep your eyes peeled for these great additions on race day. Click here to read “On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Green!”
We want the 2010 LA Marathon to be the greenest ever and we need your help! All volunteers interested in making our race day more sustainable can sign up to be a part of the LA Marathon Eco-Volunteer Team. Eco-Volunteers should be enthusiastic about improving Los Angeles’ natural environment, committed to raising awareness about the impact of major sporting events and ready to put in some elbow grease! Projects include post-race heat sheet and gear check bag collection, acting as green ambassadors at recycling stations, working at water stations to gather packaging materials and much, much more!
Click here for a link to our volunteer website where you can sign up to participate during race weekend.