Our Commitments

Loppet Environmental Action Project (LEAP)

LEAP’s aim is to ensure that the Loppet Foundation has a positive impact on our community and world by minimizing emissions and waste while practicing and advocating for a culture of responsible stewardship of our natural resources.

Led by a collaborative group of Loppet staff and volunteers, LEAP will contribute a critical lens over the broader organization to evaluate our current standards, and create actions to improve and ultimately be a leader in sustainable, nature-forward practices.  

LEAP has created four different big picture categories that members can serve on and specialize in: 

  • Energy/Infrastructure
  • Waste 
  • Land use: Air/Soil/Water/Native Species 
  • Culture and Education 

To get connected to the work of LEAP please contact claire@loppet.org

The Green Team is a critical part of the Events Team. The Team is composed of volunteers and led by our events staff.   The main duties of green team members at events include setting up waste bins, monitoring recycle and compost bins to ensure proper disposal, and switching out bags when needed.

“It’s not a glamorous job, but it’s very important to keep the waste sorted otherwise it all turns into trash.” Bryan Soto – Events Operations Manager 

To get connected to the Green Team contact soto@loppet.org

The Loppet Foundation is committed to using all of our spaces to benefit our neighboring community. The Loppet has recently added a staff position dedicated to community partnerships and engagement and is actively working to strengthen and deepen ties to existing and new partners.  

Learn more about our community partners here and how to connect with The Trailhead here.

At the Loppet, we are committed to live out our mission of creating a shared passion for year-round outdoor adventure for the Minneapolis community. We understand that we cannot fulfill our mission without acknowledging and addressing the many barriers that exist for some members of our community, especially our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ community. As an outdoor organization that is situated on stolen Indigenous land in Minneapolis, we recognize the importance of honoring both the land and the community in how we operate. The Loppet Foundation is working to build DEI capacity within the organization, create and sustain equitable practices that reflect DEI goals, and bring antiracism to the forefront of all areas of the organization.

Learn more about our DEI work here.