Athletes for the Earth
Athletes are role models, especially for young people, and have a truly unique relationship with the environment, particularly for many outdoor Olympic events. Earth Day Network's Athletes for the Earth™ campaign brings Olympic and professional athletes to the environmental movement as spokespeople for Earth Day and for increased environmental awareness and activism. (Watch them here.) At global athletic events leading up to Earth Day, Athletes for the Earth has a proven track record of illustrating the interaction of athletes with their environment and connecting popular athletic activities with environmental stewardship.
Participating athletes/celebs include Olympic Nordic Combined Gold Medalist Billy Demong, Olympic Alpine Skiing Bronze Medalist Andrew Weibrecht, World Champion Freeskier and founder of the Save Our Snow Foundation Alison Gannett, Boston Bruins Defenseman Andrew Ference, Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Aaron Peirsol, and NFL Linebacker Dhani Jones.