Below is 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.
Carbon offsets: During our registration process, we offer you the chance to offset your transportation to and from the event. The money you decide to contribute to offset your transportation to the event will be sent to The Climate Trust for all Portland Events and to EcoSecurities for the Run Like Hell Bend.
The Climate Trust is a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oreg. Since 1999 they have helped businesses, organizations, and individuals minimize their climate impact by funding projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
EcoSecurities is the largest carbon
offset provider in the world. Headquartered in London, EcoSecurities
works with companies in developing and industrializing countries to
create emission reduction credits from projects that reduce emissions
of greenhouse gases.
You can also lessen your impact by...
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.
Carpooling: Probably the coolest method to find someone to carpool with is through our online registration system. You can go to the information page for the particular event you are wanting to carpool to, and click on the link to the participant map. This will allow you to locate fellow participants in your area and contact them via email to carpool with you. Other participants can also contact you. Your private info, other than your name and what age catagory you are in are not given out. The participant map only allows someone to zoom in to a point that you can tell the area but not exact location of the person.
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. Use our forum
to meet others who want to ride to the event and come en masse (safety
in numbers). 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
Re-usable bags for bag check: Most events (and we have been guilty of this for years too) 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
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