Image: courtesy of Always Aim High Events
Always Aim High Events encourages participants to embrace Trees not Tees
Swapping your event t-shirt to help save the planet.
Anglesey based organisers Always Aim High Events (AAHE) in partnership with charity Size of Wales is offering entrants the choice of planting a tree instead of receiving a t-shirt and help them in our battle against climate change. Their Tees for Trees initiative has made a promising start...
They launched Tees for Trees at the start of 2020 but then the world went crazy as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. One of their events, the Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon went ahead in March before sporting events were cancelled and 100 participants chose to plant trees instead of receiving their race t-shirts. Always Aim High Events matched this, resulting in over 200 trees being planted that will remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, improving the air quality for all.
Their aim is to build upon this through 2021 and into 2022 by increasing the number of trees planted with support from their running/triathlon/duathlon/swimming community. Anyone who has signed up for one of their events and wants to get involved in Tees for Trees by changing their preferences is welcome to do so. They can contact the organisers to ask to switch from a t-shirt to a tree – an action that will be appreciated by the team and a step towards them achieving their “sustainable goals”.
This passion for the environment is what Always Aim High Events Director, Tim Lloyd reiterates: “It's one of our core principles as a business and we are committed to making improvements over time.”
Find out more about Tees for Trees and other eco-friendly initiatives at the Always Aim High Events website.
Image courtesy of Emma McIntyre (Always Aim High Events).