FitPlanet provides resources for athletes of all abilities to keep you informed, and to help you make environmentally responsible decisions about the events you participate in and the products you buy.
Support Green Events
FitPlanet asks that when choosing your next race you also consider the environment. The first step is to check out the FitPlanet Green Events Calendar, which lists races in North America (and a few in Europe) that have taken our Pledge of Sustainability or have committed to earning certification from the Council for Responsible Sport. Look for the FitPlanet Pledge of Sustainability logo or the CRS logo on the event website - they are your assurance that the event has made a formal and public commitment to take action to be green.
If the race hasn't taken the FitPlanet Pledge, then check out the race website to see what it is doing to be more environmentally responsible. If there's nothing specific about "greening" the race on the website, then we suggest you email or call the race director to ask for details.
Take the EcoPledge
We encourage athletes and non-athletes alike to take the FitPlanet EcoPledge. We'll add your name to the thousands of people already on The List. The EcoPledge is a public commitment to support the efforts of events that are going green. Ask your friends, family, training partners, teammates, sponsors, coaches, and co-workers to sign too. There's power in numbers!
Looking to integrate sustainability into your exercise or training plans? Then check out the FitPlanet EcoTips for Athletes.
FitPlanet encourages athletes to volunteer their time to races, especially those that are committed to being more environmentally responsible. For race organizers that have taken the Pledge of Sustainability we are offering the FitPlanet GiveBack Program that gives athletes a discount on their race registration is they agree to volunteer at one or more future events. Athletes must take the FitPlanet EcoPledge to qualify. The registration discount offered will be determined by the race director. Click here for the list of races that are participating in the GreenTeam GiveBack Program.
Join our Green Team
FitPlanet is looking to build a network of "Green Team" volunteers interested in providing the occasional onsite support at local events. Email us to get more information about the FitPlanet Green Team.
Keep In Touch
Stay current on the news, trends, events, and products that impact athletes by signing up to receive the occasional FitPlanet eNewsletter. We promise not to flood your inbox and we will never sell or give your email address away to anyone. We also encourage you to follow us on Twitter @AFitPlanet and "like us" on Facebook.
Want to share ideas, give us feedback, or get more information about FitPlanet? Contact Bruce Rayner, Chief Green Officer.