As half the world prepares to enter winter, snow sports are on a lot of minds. Below is a dispatch from Andrew Gardner, a major ally who has been pulling together an incredible team of elite athletes who are supporting 350.
(Crossposted from FasterSkier.com)
When Sara Renner planned her comeback to World Cup racing, she left out a trip to New Zealand last summer, a typically annual pilgrimage for the Canadian silver medalist. Renner cited sustainability concerns as motivation in her decision to reduce travel, “We thought about the overall costs of going there. It played into the decision.” Elite athletes don’t usually consider their carbon footprint when planning training. Most of athletics is governed by a more is better mindset. Bling tends to trump social outreach. But green motivations spurned Renner and her husband, Alpine World Cup racer, Thomas Grandi to lessen their impact. It also spurned them to join a collection of athletes endorsing 350.
Read the rest of the story after the jump, or check out the full story, chock full of photos, on FasterSkier.com.