Earth Day Network’s Athletes for the Earth® program calls on professional, college, Olympic, and everyday recreational athletes and sports men and women to act as ambassadors for the planet in the fight against climate change. First launched in 2010 on the heels of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, Earth Day Network has brought hundreds of athletes into the environmental fold. Athletes for the Earth® has enjoyed the participation on the Harlem Globetrotters, the NHL’s Mike Richter and Andrew Ference, race car driver Leilani Munter, and professional surfer James Pribram, among dozens of others, to help us get the word out about environmental activism and the role we all have to play in protecting Earth from climate change and other ongoing environmental hazards. Stay tuned for more news and updates on the Athletes for the Earth® program this Summer as the Olympic Games are held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
A brief introductory video as well as examples of what world-class athletes are doing to take part can be viewed here:
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