The Zeno Strides for Sustainability Marathon Fundraiser
If you had the opportunity to make a positive impact in someone’s life, would you? At Zeno Renewables, we are more than a solar solutions company – we are are a social force for good. The Zeno Strides for Sustainability Marathon Fundraiser is one of many causes we do to support local communities.
About the Zeno Strides for Sustainability Marathon Fundraiser
The Zeno Strides for Sustainability is a marathon fundraiser started by co-CEOs Gursh Bal and Kai Fahrion that aims to raise money for a community initiative every year. The marathon fundraiser was inspired by Bal and Fahrion’s dedication in constantly challenging themselves to be better individuals while improving the lives around them. This commitment is exemplified in their decision to quit their day jobs to start Zeno Renewables after winning SAIT’s Train the Trades Business Plan competition in 2016.
During the time of founding Zeno Renewables, Bal was involved in a motorcycle accident. To rehabilitate the injury, the pair committed to running a marathon together. Training for the marathon not only helped Bal regain his physical strength, but it also mentally helped him position his body to repair itself faster. Since then, Bal and Fahrion have committed to run 50 marathons while simultaneously using this goal as a medium to support local community causes that Zeno Renewables operates in.
Since its inception, the Zeno Strides for Sustainability Marathon Fundraiser has raised over $42,684 for social justice efforts. This includes raising money approximately $20,000 for student scholarships for SAIT and NAIT.
We’re raising $15,000 this year!
This year, the Zeno Strides for Sustainability Marathon is committed to raising $15,000 collectively for SAIT and NAIT schools. Over 45 Zeno employees and community members that have pledged to run a series of distances from 10km to full marathons in the city of Toronto (May 7th), Calgary (May 28th), and Edmonton (August 20th). Support the causes by donating to SAIT and NAIT directly in the links below.
This year, Zeno is committed to donating $10,000 towards SAIT student scholarships. The scholarship will be awarded to 10 students in financial need with an interest in sustainability.
This year, Zeno is committed to donating $5,000 towards NAIT student scholarships. The scholarship will be awarded to top students in selected courses of the NAIT Alternative Energy Technology and Bachelor of Technology programs. Two additional financial need-based grants are available – one for a full-time student and the other for an apprenticeship student.