an outline of the things we are trying to do as a company to offset
our impact on the environment. We need your help and open-mindedness
to help us be successful at this endeavor.
Green Mountain Energy / PGE - Through the generous support of Green Mountain Energy, Terrapin Events' 2014 race season will be carbon neutral.
About Green Mountain Energy: Cleaner energy means a cleaner world. That's the reason we exist. For more than 15 years, we've been using sun, wind and water to help protect the environment. In fact, we're proud that our customers have enabled us to become the nation's longest serving renewable energy retailer.
Recycling and composting at the event. Please
be aware of the different recycling options we set up at our events.
Don't be afraid to ask someone where to put your materials.
Take public transportation: check out TriMet to see the
best bus line or MAX line for you to get to the event.
Ride a bike to the event. Check out the best bike route to the event here. We are
offering Valet bike parking.
Solar energy and low impact generators at the
event. We will be using low impact generators or, when available,
solar energy to run as much of the event as possible (Music, PA, Finish
Bamboo Shirts: The bamboo shirts we are ordering
are just like any other moisture wicking t-shirt. They are available
in both men's and women's sizes. Click the link to look at an example
of the Men's and Women's bamboo shirts.
Bamboo charcoal blends burnt bamboo fibers with 100% recycled polyester
to create a performance blend with anti-bacterial, UV blocking, moisture
wicking and odor absorbing properties.
Soft: bamboo fiber is softer than the softest cotton, has a
natural sheen to the surface and feels similar to silk or cashmere.
Protective: unlike other anti-microbial fabrics, which
require a chemical treatment, bamboo fiber clothing is naturally anti-microbial
and requires no harmful chemicals. It contains an agent, "bamboo
kun", that prevents bacteria from cultivating on it. Bamboo apparel
is comfortable, thermal regulating and will keep you cooler, drier,
warmer and odor free - and certain species have the tensile strength
equivalent to that of steel.
Natural: bamboo is of the world's most prolific and
fastest-growing plants, and is able to reach maturity in about four
years. Through modern manufacturing processes, bamboo pulp is now capable
of producing bamboo fiber for use in yarn and fabric.
Sustainable: bamboo is grown without pesticides or
chemicals, is 100% biodegradeable, and naturally regenerative.
Bamboo is planted and grown on family-owned farms that have been in
agricultural use for generations. None of the fiber comes from tropical
forests. Over 2.5 billion people work with or depend on bamboo as a
Re-usable bags for bag check: Most
events use plastic grocery
bags for their clothing check. The bags are a good size and easy to
write on with a permanent marker when everyone lines up at the same
exact time to check their clothing. Well, we are not anymore!
now using (and re-using) 100% organic cotton bags, made with Fair Trade/Fair
Labor that are 16.5" H x 15" W and sustainable. Increasingly, farmers around the world are growing high-quality cotton
without costly, harmful chemicals. Their methods support biodiversity
and healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of soil and often use less
water. The result is a superior, sustainable alternative to conventional
Recycled paper and race bibs. Not only do we recycle
our paper, the paper we use in our office is already recycled. We print our brochures on recycled paper and use natural inks.