Making an Impact with Fair Trade Bananas
Bananas are a low cost food (runners like them - quick carbs, lots of potassium and they are less expensive than most energy gels). After a bit of education, I thought, “Bananas are becoming a staple. I’ll check back in a year or two to see how this adds up, regarding people and the planet.” Over the course of about two years, I’ve fueled my running with enough bananas to offset the destruction 100 Americans do in a year. That’s right, in just two years, this tiny vegan endurance runner corrects the negligence of over 100 Americans. Over 2700 miles, fueled by 5000 bananas. Sometimes running is body poetry.
How can you participate? The 4 most toxic industries are bananas, cocolate, coffee and cotton. Fuel your running with fair trade bananas, chocolate, and coffee. Wear ethically sourced cotton. Look for Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, Oeko-Tex and Better Cotton Initiative logos.