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How to live greener: 6 tips for runners

How to live greener: 6 tips for runners

20. 4. 2021 3 min. reading

Small steps lead to big results. How can you change your (running) life to help save the planet and live more sustainable?

1. Wear sustainable collections.

Sometimes they are recycled fibers of worn textiles, other times it is processed plastic from the oceans. Many well-known brands, including Nike, adidas are coming up with different ways to put as little strain on the planet as possible. Sustainable apparel looks good and is comfortable to wear, just like any other sportswear.

Sustainable for him          Sustainable for her

2. Complete the outfit with sustainable shoes and equipment.

You can also running shoes in a more environmentally friendly version. The adidasAsics or Salomon brands are fighting for sustainability in the world of sneakers.

Sustainable shoes

3. Only get what you'll actually wear / use.

Do you often go wild when shopping and before you know it have a basket full of tops, shorts and colorful socks even though you only planned to purchase new running shoes? Save nature and your wallet, and think about what you really need (or want, of course, to make yourself happy sometimes is important) during the purchase and what you could do without. Then reduce the basket to the bare essentials.
Any of the ordered goods not fit you? Take advantage of the return option! Someone who really wants it can buy it, rather than having it lay around your closet.

4. Pass on unworn and unused things.

Clean your closet every year. Divide things you didn''t wear even once in the previous year into two categories:
1) For sale / donation: You can either sell whatever is wearable or donate it to special clothing containers or directly to an organization (after agreement, clothes are accepted, for example, by childrens' homes).
2) Throw away: Socks with holes, yellowed T-shirt, torn leggings. We all have some sentimental pieces. Try to not be sentimental and throw them away during cleaning.
You'll have more space in the closet for your favorite pieces and you'll make someone''s day better.

5. Cook at home and ahead for more days.

Think about your weekly menu and cook your lunch for two or three days. The less cooking, the lower the energy consumption. By preparing meals at home, you avoid wasting food or using disposable dishes. What''s more, it''s better for your health: if you bring snacks from home, you won''t succumb to the temptations of fast food or gas station junk food.

6. Eat local food, cook from local ingredients.

Have you ever tasted strawberries grown near your home or milk from a neighboring farm? Support local farmers and ranchers, visit farmers markets or specialized local shops. If you have a garden, try growing something in it.

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Living greener is no science, and even the smallest step to be more eco-friendly is important. What will you start with?