Having participated in a couple of seminars about mass participation events with organisers, this is a mega post about how events might redevelop to future proof themselves by blending how blending whatever they do with environmental concerns; and how participants and volunteers need to adapt to reduce spreading a virus especially in a pandemic.
Category: Greening Events
Nice-Cannes is the first large road marathon in the world to go partial cupless with the aim to go completely cupless next year. Blog post on observations and recording my own feelings and performance.
The Nice-Cannes expo has truly in my opinion been far more sustainable in their actions than many large marathons. This included using technology for those flyers that are normally in the bag + the reduction of cups and sponges + more .....
Nice-Cannes marathon is breaking the Norm....
This post can be used by organisers to provide initiatives to reduce waste and carbon emissions at their mass participation events
Advice my mother gave me about a drop in the ocean.
This is the introduction to a low carbon, zero waste running journey to Trieste, Italy and Geneva, Switzerland
There are a couple of mis-conceptions: Paper cups / compostable cups are better than plastic cups (all depends and you will need to read my post on Plym Trail Marathon)A cupless event means the runners bring their own water in their own water carrying device Whilst the second point is something that self-sufficient ultras might … Continue reading Developing a Cupless Event
Campaigning for a clean event, campaigning for reduction in event rubbish
Educating runners to place all rubbish in the bin so that everyone can enjoy a litter free event