Vermont is known for is serene beauty and eco-conservatism. Heart of Vermont Productions and the 100on100 Relay embrace this fundamental mentality in every way possible to ensure we leave only footprints as we enjoy all that Vermont has to offer. Here are some of the efforts planned for 2012
RECYCLING FROM START TO FINISH
Fit Planet is working with us to our official sustainability sponsor for the race and partnering with partnering with Athletes for a Fit Planet they helped us over the last two year to bring our recycling efforts to over 90%. This includes recycling stations along the course to collect any and all of the PET bottles used throughout the day.
We will once again be providing filtered water along the course via large community water containers. Dealer.com is the official water sustainability sponsor and will be providing participants with reusable water bottles to make sure we all stay hydrated and help the earth.
OEach team will receive a re-usable bag at check in to use on the course. We encourage you to use this bag to collect recyclables: plastic bottles, aluminum cans glass, cardboard, etc. collected throughout the day an along the course. We’ll have recycling bins set up at both the Start and Finish areas as well as at several Transition Areas
We encourage the vendors at the race to supply us with Organic and Fair trade products where ever possible. Green Mountain Coffee Supplies the event with a variety of Fair Trade and Organic Coffee's while Honest Tea is providing their high quality tea and juice.
We've once again partnered with Greenlayer, a producer of quality recycled products great for relaxing after the event or your next run. A sample of these great products from last year can be found (and purchased) on our online store.
REDUCING AND OFFSETTING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
An event like this that requires the use of vehicles throughout the day has a significant carbon footprint. An estimated 17 tons of CO2 emissions is produced by this event. We encourage you all to find the most fuel efficient vehicle possible for your team van and to offer ridesharing opportunities to your fellow participants when needed.