Santa Familia Primary School (Cayo,
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.
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.