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April 20, 2017

5 Earth Day Activities For Athletes

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Happy Earth Day! Let's face it, without mother nature, sports would suck. Hydration would be impossible. You would always have to play on turf (ouch!). And...well without the earth, there would be no athletes. Plain and simple.

Buying an electric car or installing solar panels aren't the only ways to be environmentally conscious. Here are some simple ways that you can help the environment, save money, and stay healthy...

Donate Used Equipment

Don't throw away equipment or team swag that doesn't fit you. Instead, donate them. When you donate your used gear, you are not only helping someone in need, you are recycling and reducing space in landfills. 

Organize a Team Clean-Up

Gather the team and plan a park clean-up day. It doesn't have to be a chore. You can make it fun by bringing a Bluetooth speaker to jam while you work or make a competition out of it. 

Carpool to Practice

Reduce your carbon footprint by carpooling to practice. If 100 people were to take advantage of the carpool option every day, more than of 1,320 pounds of carbon monoxide and 2,376,000 pounds of carbon dioxide could be removed from the air.

Use Reusable Water Bottles

There are so many reasons why you should never buy disposable water bottles. For one, plastic bottles contain a harmful substance called polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, that can leach into your water.

Environmentally speaking, the production of plastic bottles uses energy, emits toxins into the air, and uses more water to produce than actually put into the bottle for drinking. It also leaves behind plastic that doesn't usually get recycled. Get yourself a sweet reusable water bottle. There's so many fun options to choose from. 

Spread the Word

Post about your hard work on social media to motivate others to do the same. 

 

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