Who are the top five U.S. eco-activist athletes competing in the Beijing 2008 Olympics?
Here’s the list according to the Grist:
1 – LeBron James, U.S., Basketball = James is teaming up with SpongeBob SquarePants for the Nickelodeon’s Big Green Help campaign, which is aimed at encouraging kids to go green.
2 – Amanda Beard, U.S., Swimming = Beard is an all around wildlife advocate, with her recent a public service announcement (PSA) for WildAid that calls attention to the plight of sharks. Beard has also appeared in TV ads for Defenders of Wildlife.
3 – Adam Craig, U.S., Cycling = Craig has signed the GreenLaces campaign, which asks athletes to make a personalized promise to reduce their environmental impact.
4 – Heather O’Reilly, U.S., Soccer = O’Reilly has also taken the GreenLaces pledge to help protect the planet.
5- Aaron Peirsol, U.S., Swimming = Peirsol has partnered with Oceana on a Race for the Oceans campaign, which encourages swimmers and swim fans to “dive into ocean conservation.”