This Guy is Running 2,500 Miles and Planting 1 Tree for Every Mile!

Meet Austen Hughes. He’s about to embark on an epic adventure.

Starting this month he’s setting out to travel to each of the 50 US states, running 50 miles and planting 50 trees in each state. That’s 2,500 trees and 2,500 miles of running. And he’s doing all of this while producing less than one pound of landfill waste per month and generating zero edible food waste for the entire trip.

He’s doing it in this old green 1977 Volkswagen Westfalia named Turtle.

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Did you know that the average American produces 4.5 pounds of trash, uses 100 gallons of water and emits 121 pounds of CO2 every single day? That kind of waste adds up quickly! Fortunately there are lots of ways to reduce your environmental impact and live more sustainably, and this journey is here to help you learn how!

You can follow the Green Footprints journey on Instagram and Facebook and go to Austen’s website where you can find project updates and steps you can take in your life to make your Footprint a little more Green.

In order to make Green Footprints a reality, he needs to raise $2,500, $1 for each tree. Contact him if you’d like to provide support.
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