How to workout sustainably!

For my video, I decided to interview my friend Courtney to talk about her sustainability efforts on campus.  Courtney, an avid runner, described an easy task she does to save energy.  She runs outside instead of running on the treadmill.  This saves electricity, while at the same time gives her the ability to appreciate the beauty of the Union College campus! As mentioned in the video, a normal treadmill uses about 2HP (horsepower), with the average person using it for approximately 30 minutes a day, this means they are using 0.75 kilowatts per hour everyday.  To save energy, run outside!

3 thoughts on “How to workout sustainably!

  1. This is such a good sustainable action that not many people realize including myself. I didn’t even think about what my energy consumption is when I go to the gym but it’s certainly more than if I just ran outside. Such a good idea for a video!

  2. I agree with Marielle, I really like your post! I think running outside is a really good alternative because not only does it save a lot of energy, but it is something that everyone can easily do!

  3. I hadn’t thought about this at all! It is easy to think about reducing waste that you can see (like garbage or paper), but I often don’t think about the amount of electricity that I’m using. When I do think about this, I tend to think more about turning off lights in my house. You definitely brought attention to something that I don’t think a lot of people realize impacts the environment!

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