Athletes for the Earth® | Earth Day Network

Athletes for the Earth®

We call on athletes to act as ambassadors for the planet in the fight against climate change.

Meet our Athletes for the Earth

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. Since being launched at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Athletes for the Earth’s goal has been to:

  • Harness voices of athletes to address climate change.
  • Illustrate the interaction of athletes with their environment.
  • Connect popular athletic activities with environmental stewardship.
  • Promote role models for young people.
  • Express athletes’ unique dependence on healthy climate conditions that allow them to compete.
  • Promote environmental stewardship through PSAs and public appearances.

Louie Vito

Louie Vito is a true ambassador for the best of the sport of snowboarding.

Elena Hight

The two-time Olympian, X Games gold medalist, and US Open Champion is one of the sport’s leading ladies who continues to push its limits. In 2013, Hight became the first snowboarder–male or female–to land a double backside alley-oop rodeo in competition.

Amy Purdy

World-class American snowboarder and 2014 Paralympic bronze medalist. Author and co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports.

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