A little recognition from those who know green
We’re working hard at providing a more sustainable running experience. We believe runners care about the environment as much as we do. We haven’t figured it all out, but the following industry awards confirm we’re taking steps in the right direction:
Footwear News 2008 Green Award
Footwear News, the leading footwear trade publication, trumpeted Brooks’ efforts to be more sustainable, which include eco-friendlier technologies like BioMoGo and HPR Green, waste-reducing manufacturing practices like Compression Molded Preform (CMP), and shoe boxes made from 100-percent recycled paperboard and non-toxic, soy-based inks.
Runner’s World 2008 International Green Award
Presented to a technology or company that best addresses the environmental impact of running, the leading running magazine’s International Green Award has only been awarded twice in the past three years—both times to Brooks. Most recently, Runner’s World honored the Trance™ 8 (men's/women's), which launched in July 2008 with the inclusion of BioMoGo.
Trail Runner 2008 Sprout Award
BioMoGo grabbed Trail Runner‘s Sprout Award for “Best Green Innovation.” New in 2008, the Sprout Awards recognize a race director, company, community leader, and innovation that have made remarkable steps to achieve environmental and social consciousness during the year. Trail Runner’s editors feel BioMoGo will have “a direct impact on reducing landfill waste” and applaud Brooks’ open-source stance with the technology.
Plant a Tree USA™ Great Green Business Award
In May 2008, Plant a Tree USA™ lauded us with its first-ever "Great Green Business Award." The award, given to environmentally responsible businesses, applauded Brooks for its "exemplary green business ethics and responsibility."