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Run Merry,
Plant Happy

We’re giving back to the planet we run on this festive season by planting 40,000 trees in collaboration with Earth Runs. We’ll be helping to lower carbon emissions and reduce climate change, one step at a time. It’s our way of supporting the planet this season – one more reason to keep running merry – and planting happy – through the winter.

Brooks x Earth Runs

Brooks Earth Week Challenge

The results

Together as a community, we ran an incredible 4 million kilometres during our Earth Week Challenge in collaboration with Earth Runs – and planted 30,000 trees! Here's how it's helping the planet we run on:

  • That's enough trees to cover 17 hectares, and fill 100 football fields

  • These trees will create a year's worth of CO2 for 30 people

  • And when they mature, they'll create enough oxygen for 4260 people

  • The trees will grow to absorb 274 million gallons of water per year to help fight floods and soil erosion

  • You'll help 9 million mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians by creating new habitats for them

  • Our trees have created 444 days of work for the tree-planting community.

Natasha from Earth Runs

Tash from Earth Runs

About Earth Runs

Here at Brooks, we love running – and so does Tash from Earth Runs. Like all good ideas, Earth Runs came to her on a run one day. Instead of getting throwaway medals and t-shirts at the end of races, wouldn’t it be better to do something meaningful that supported the planet and make a difference with our runs?

 

So, she set up Earth Runs – rewarding people for getting active by planting trees. To date, they’ve planted over 65,000 trees and inspired thousands of people to run, walk or roll – making a huge impact on our planet and our health. Each tree that’s planted will grow to support over 300 animals, birds and reptiles and create enough oxygen to support two humans for a year!

Running Responsibly

Running Responsibly

How is Brooks playing its part when it comes to running responsibly? Check out our commitment to the planet and learn more about what we want to achieve.