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November 6, 2008
I've long felt good about my relatively low contribution to global warming; I don't own a car, I take public transportation everywhere, and I walk to the gym. But my self-satisfaction ended when I read a recent Runner's World package on the not-insignificant environmental impact of my favorite hobby. If you have the time for it, this eye-opening feature tracking the manufacture and transport of just one pair of running shoes is well worth a read.
And other sports are not immune; I hate to think of the carbon footprint created by the manufacture of my beloved triathlon bike. (Outside Magazine's November issue has a story looking at whether a ski resort can ever be truly green. The full story isn't online, but the table of contents is here.)