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The Real Winners of the X Games

Another winter X Games has come and gone. Many of the X Games athletes champion charitable causes, but two young women deserve special recognition.

Four time X Games gold medalist Gretchen Bleiler challenged her fellow athletes to¬† participate in her 21 Day Reusable Challenge. For 21 days, several of the X Games’ top winter athletes, including¬† Ellery Hollingsworth, Sammy Carlson, Grete Elliason, and Jack Mitrani, pledged to stop using plastic water bottles, plastic grocery bags, and Styrofoam containers. Gretchen’s mission was to put a spotlight on the wastefulness of plastic that ends up in landfills.

And who can forget Olympic gold medalist and free spirit Hannah Teter appealing to all X Games fans to buy organic? Through her Hannah’s Gold and Sweet Cheeks lines, as well as her PETA video, Hannah has demonstrated a deep concern for her planet.

I believe that, because their outdoor sports involve a close connection to the earth, skiers, snowboarders and surfers in particular possess a unique reverence for the environment and its protection. Congratulations, Gretchen and Hannah…and keep up the good work!

By Bob Stein, Co-Founder of Organically Grown