Santa Familia Primary School (Cayo, Belize)

Even though the race itself is solar-powered and bus and bike transportation is encouraged, there is a carbon footprint created by all of the driving and shipping of goods. 


To offset the carbon emissions of a large event like ours, $1 of each registration funds the planting of over 100 hardwood trees each year at the Santa Familia Primary School Kanan Kaax Model Teaching Garden in Cayo, Belize.  The garden is used to teach kids the time-honored practices of forest gardening.  Dominant Mayan forest trees, like Mahogany, Cedar, Zapote, Yaxnik, Jobo, and Chicle, will absorb tons of carbon dioxide over their lifetime to help offset our carbon footprint.

The photos below show children from Santa Familia enjoying their school garden while learning about planting hardwood forest species.




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