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How athletes can act for a greener future

How athletes can act for a greener future IOC/Mine Kasapoglu
14 Dec 2016
YOG, Olympic News
With the winter season upon us, we look at how the dramatic impact of climate change is threatening the very existence of some snow sports. In fact, in the last 47 years, a million square miles of snow cover has disappeared, and if we do not act now, two-thirds of the European ski resorts could close by 2100.

So what can you do? In the latest film in our Learn & Share series, Chilean snowboarder Antonia Yanez, who competed at the Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016, enlists the help of Olympians and sustainability experts to explore a few simple steps that you as an individual can take to actively contribute to a greener future for our planet. Together, we can go beyond and create a greener future. 

How you can build a better world through sport
As athletes, you are in a privileged position as role models with the power to make a positive impact in your community. But how do you use this opportunity and respect the responsibility that is in your hands? 

In this latest Learn & Share video presented by Young Ambassador Pedro Cavazzoni (BRA), we hear from Olympians including Angela Ruggerio (USA, ice hockey) and  Kip Keino (KEN, athletics), about how they are using sport to make the world a better place and how you, as an individual, can have an impact. 

To find inspiration from other athletes on how they are leveraging sport for good, check out our collection of case studies here

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