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Readers Respond: How Do You Help Protect the Environment?

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Updated April 21, 2010

Lots of runners and race organizers are making an effort to become more environmentally-conscious these days. What running-related things are you doing to help protect the enviroment? Do you use a reusable water bottle? Donate your used running shoes and clothes? Share your green running ideas.

go online

I don't live close to any running shops, so I order my running shoes and gear online, rather than driving long distances to shop. I also register online for races whenever possible.
—Guest carunner

Green run club

I donate my running shoes to a running club that I'm a member of that collects $$ (thru membership fees) and shoes for third-world countries. Sometimes I run to commute and am trying to do that more often as I get more fit.
—Guest maddrunner

donate running gear

I run almost every day, so I replace my shoes every 3-4 months. I always give my used running shoes to a local running shop that delivers them to those in need. I also donate any running clothes that no longer fit to local charities.
—Guest runnergal

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