It is our endeavour to keep the ecological impact on the trail and its surrounding as low as possible. Every year, we collaborate with a Sustainability Partner for a thorough pre, during and post event assessment. In addition, our Waste Management Partners help us effectively manage the waste created during the event and ensure we stay true to our commitments.
The 100km trails are majorly natural paths, and are clean and free from plastic. We strongly urge you to help us keep it the same way, and conform to our values.
Here are a few pointers to keep in mind while preparing for the trail and during the event.
Why not plog?
Plogging is becoming a fairly popular practice across the globe, and keeping in mind how important it is to act before it is too late, we are at it too! Our training/ practice walks are much more than just walks now. We are actively running cleanliness drives while we walk during the months preceding the main events.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Carry your own bottles, cutlery, plates and cups which you can use over the two days of the event. Avoid carrying bottled drinking water for your team or your support crew. Imagine the amount of plastic you will add by using so many bottles! Instead carry a hydra-pouch or a reusable bottle which can be re-filled at checkpoints. All checkpoints will have enough water to last you for the next round of walk.
Keep the Trail Clean
DO NOT throw litter or garbage on the trail or anywhere else - we have dustbins provided at the checkpoints. Carry even the smallest chewing gum or candy wrappers in your backpack to the next checkpoints - the effort is minimal, but the impact is huge. You can even go a bit further and become a green warrior by picking up garbage left by others, because why not!
Try not to take four different cars for four team members. Pool in and get to the Start Point in one car.
Be responsible while you answer the call of nature
Do not pollute any water resources as village communities all depend on the rivers and lakes for drinking water. Dig a pit and bury all bodily waste and toilet papers in them.
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