In my daily web surfing for healthy and eco-friendly tips, I stumbled upon Eco-running. Ever heard of it? Neither had I, but I was intrigued and did a bit more research. According to Wikipedia, “Eco-running is the variation of recreational running in which the participant collects the litter that is found along the path travelled.”
Ecologyrunner.com is a site dedicated to this premise. Eco-runner, Samuel Huber created this site to tell the public about this initiative and to get the larger community involved.
The concept is pretty simple, the next time you go for a walk or run for exercise; carry a bag with you to collect garbage along the way. Ideally, take the bag home so that you can divide up the garbage and recyclable. If this proves too cumbersome, the nearest trashcan will do as well.
Not only is this good for your health it is good for the health of the environment. Huber has also started a program to get kids involved. Check out the details at:
Eco Friendly Kids Program
“Eco-Runner Kids incorporates kid-friendly activities and Eco-Runner clean-ups in participating schools. Eco-Runner Kids is not just running (although children do love to run!), Eco-Runner Kids run, walk, skip, hop, jump, shuffle, etc while they collect the rubbish, the garbage, the trash that they find along pathways, roads, trails, and playgrounds.”
So, why not give it a try? Walk or run for your health and the health of our environment.