How do you go green?
The Athlete: Gretchen Bleiler, Professional Halfpipe and Olympian
Her Green Scheme: “I’ve hooked up all my appliances and electronics to power strips, so when they’re not in use I can turn them off completely to eliminate hidden energy leakage.”
The Athlete: Steph Davis, Top Female Rock Climber, Soloist, Alpinist, Big Wall Climber
Her Green Scheme: “I have a great item called a Green Cone, since my garden is small and I don’t need compost. I put all my biodegradable food scraps in it, and they just break down into the ground.”
The Athlete: Jayne Appel, center for the WNBA’s San Antonio Silver Stars
Her Green Scheme: “I love making an effort towards being green, even during my workouts. I am constantly re-filling a thermos water bottle instead of using plastic, and also drive my prius to the place of my workouts as well! I also make an effort to keep my workouts in my head or on a computer screen instead of printing them out every time and using paper up. Go green!”
The Athlete: Lauren Perkins, Professional Skateboarder
Her Green Scheme: “In an effort to become more green I no longer buy water bottles. Instead I use a reusable ALEX water bottle. I also bring my own bags to the grocery store and recycle as much as possible.”
The Athlete: Jessica Mendoza, two-time Olympic Medalist USA Softball
Her Green Scheme: “We just recently went 100 percent solar energy for our entire house. I use only reusable bags when I go shopping anywhere (grocery store, Target, etc). Have now put in all energy efficient light bulbs throughout our house. Also have many drought-resistant plants in our yard to minimize water use. Plus teaching my son every day why it is so important to look after our earth and do our part to take care of it.”
The Athlete: Sarah Haskins, Professional Triathlete, USA Olympian
Her Green Scheme: “In an effort to be eco-conscious I drive my Camry Hybrid to save on gas. I also try to do the little things like unplugging my cell phone charger off the wall when it’s not being used, bring re-usable bags to the grocery store and recycle!”
The Athlete: Nicole Branagh, Professional Beach Volleyball Player, USA Olympian
Her Green Scheme: “As a beach volleyball player the earth’s resources — the water, sand and sun — are part of my everyday life. To make sure my niece and nephew enjoy the same sunny beaches that I go to work on very day, I car pool to practice, bring my own re-usable water bottle and let my suits air-dry after washing. All things green don’t have to be big in scope to make a difference. One by one we can keep the natural beauty of sand and the sea alive.”
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