Free Your Footprint wants to help the planet through running. On this page you will see examples of some of our recent projects and collaborations and the benefits they are delivering to local communities.
Free Your Footprint would like to introduce you to our latest partner, the incredible Ecofiltro. This company has kindly pledged to donate enough water filters to provide 25,000 school children with clean water for 5 years. The challenge? Get our Strava Club to run 1 million miles from 17th April 2021 to 26th July 2021... But, before we dive into that we’d like to share some more information about Ecofiltro and why we think their work is such a worthwhile endeavour.
Ecofiltro started operating as a non-profit organisation more than 20 years ago, to tackle the fact that clean water is lacking in the rural homes of many Guatemalans. After concluding that the problem could not be effectively solved by relying solely on donations, the director Philip Wilson, turned Ecofiltro into an impact company. Becoming a ‘social business’ meant focusing on a hybrid approach to the problem, by taking the sales of filters in urban areas to reduce the price of filters for families in rural areas.
Our partner Gold Standard is a pioneer in climate protection projects that really deliver. Their vision of 'climate security and sustainable development for all' is perfectly aligned with our missions here at Free Your Footprint. Together with Gold Standard we're offering you the chance to win free carbon offsetting for 2021. One winner will be picked for 100 days (17th April-26th July) and each of these will receive an official certificate directly from Gold Standard to confirm their carbon neutrality for 2021. All you have to do to win is be a member of our Strava club, we will be choosing a winner every day, join HERE.
Gold Standard and their broad NGO Supporter Network have been able to support local communities in over 1,400 projects in more than 80 countries around the world.
Believing in a climate secure world where sustainable development brings life-changing benefits to communities everywhere is really only the beginning, the next important step is to put words into action and make sure that it actually happens, and what we deliver is exactly what it says on the tin. This is where our partner Gold Standard really comes in strong.
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