Hello friends,I will return to Ms. Smith's 4th grade after the Games and later in the spring. Such projects and a reminder of the "bigger picture" keep this lifestyle in balance. Do what you can, and take the opportunity to be motivated by fellow athletes!
As many of you have read, I have teamed up with www.greenlaces.org heading into the Olympic Games and an article was just posted on www.fasterskier.com about my teammates, Lowell and Laura, who are also promoting the organization.
My promise is to help Lake Placid's 4th grade elementary class learn more about recycling and our changing climate. It is a challenge, but I am excited to help out.
I understand that wearing green laces does not sound that effective, but for me, it has been a nudge towards being more active within my community to promote positive and efficient choices in our daily lives that lessen our negative impact on our environment. Also, I think it is only natural because of the efforts put forth by the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee. With all of the air travel that I do, I try my best in being environmentally conscious in other areas of my life. I am proud to wear Teko's recycled ski socks and before considering Mix1 as a sponsor I set up a more efficient recycling program at the Olympic Training Center so that I would be able to recycle the #5 plastic bottles that the protein drink comes in.