Running for a marathon becomes more meaningful when you know that you are actually running in support for a meaningful cause.
|Photo credit: NTUC Income Run 350|
350.org is an international environmental organization which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in order to slow down the rate of global warming. This global movement is treating the 350 ppm cap of Carbon dioxide as a safe upper limit and using that number to campaign and rally for support to solve the climate crisis. One of the featured campaigns under 350.org (which I found very intriguing) is the campaign that urge people to divest from fossil fuels. It’s slogan is bold and outright with in-your-face words – ‘ It’s wrong to profit from wrecking the climate.” For me, it isn’t really an issue with our moral judgement. Rather, it’s the question about why invest on fossil fuels when you can invest in alternative energy? Why profit from something that results in a negative consequence when you could profit from something else which is more beneficial to the world? But the paradigm has started to shift as there are more green movements and campaigns coming upfront to rally for support. NRGLab is one such company that is heading into the ‘greener’ direction.
Me and Run 350
There are 2 categories (10 km and 21 Km) for his race and I chose the shorter distance. To some loyal runners, 10 km seems easy peasy but for me, 10 km seems like a never-ending journey for me right now. From now til 27 April, I seriously need to start training like a beast because I wouldn’t want to give up, not for my first marathon! It must have been a great sense of accomplishment for those avid runners who completed the marathons as this same group of people kept participating marathons after marathons!Whether you’re an avid runner or a supporter of a greener future, I would encourage you to join Run 350 with me as we strive to get fit and support a greener planet.