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.
For 2017, Toyota is the exclusive corporate partner of Athletes for the Earth, a role that we hope to maintain and grow through the 2020 Olympics.
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.
World-class American snowboarder and 2014 Paralympic bronze medalist. Author and co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports.
Other Participating athletes/celebs include:
- Twelve world-class athletes on being green
- Athletes for the Earth – Winter Olympians
- Harlem Globetrotters – A Billion Acts of Green
- 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
- NFL Linebacker Dhani Jones (pictured here at Earth Day on the National Mall 2010)
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