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National running day: Run green

National running day: Run green

Wednesday, June 5 is National Running Day, a cross-country (pun intended) celebration of the world’s oldest sport. As it says on the National Running Day website, the day is when runners everywhere declare their passion for running, no matter how long or how fast they may run. Running is an all-inclusive sport because it requires … Continue reading

The shoe waste epidemic

The shoe waste epidemic

How many pairs of shoes are in your closet? 10? 20? More? We buy a lot of shoes—enough to fill more than a few closets. It’s estimated that 20 billion pairs of shoes are produced annually, and unfortunately, roughly 300 million pairs are thrown away each year, too. Like clothing waste, shoe waste occurs entirely … Continue reading