TOGETHER, WE INSPIRE AND COACH ATHLETES TO TAKE CLIMATE ACTION

What We Do

We inspire and coach EcoAthlete Champions, giving you the tools to talk about climate change to a variety of audiences, from media to youth groups to businesses and more.

Then we help schedule speaking engagements for them and track the number of people they reach in support of climate action.

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist and Climate Communicator Extraordinaire, Becomes EcoAthletes Supporter

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is one of the most powerful climate communicators in the world. Time Magazine, which in 2014 named her to its list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”, would agree. So would President Obama, who was joined by Dr. Hayhoe in an…

Dave Hampton, Ex British National Team Rower, Co-Founder of Champions For Earth, Joins EcoAthletes Champions Team

World class rowers must bring heaping helpings of tenacity, resilience and focus to help them overcome the ever-present bouts of suffering and fatigue to eventually get a winning result. Dave Hampton, who was a member of the British national team back in the 80s, has...

English Cricketer Joe Cooke Adds EcoAthletes Champion to His Resume

Joe Cooke is an up-and-coming batsman for Cardiff, Wales-based Glamorgan in the top-flight of English County cricket. His career plan includes to someday make the English National Team and play in a Cricket World Cup. He also plans to use his platform to make a...

Ex-UVA Hoopster Justice Bartley Becomes Basketball’s First EcoAthletes Champion

Justice Bartley, who just became the first ex-basketball player to join the EcoAthletes Champions roster, knows that leading the #ClimateComeback will be hard work. That's just fine with Bartley, as he is very familiar with overcoming obstacles. The 6' 5" guard walked...

Soccer’s Lauren ‘Lu’ Barnes Greens the OL Reign, Becomes Latest EcoAthletes Champion

Lauren "Lu" Barnes is a very busy woman these days.  She is the captain of the Tacoma, Washington-based Olympique (OL) Reign of the NWSL and also plays for Kristianstads DFF in the Swedish League, the Damallvsvenskan. And thanks to Barnes' passion for a healthy...

Elizabeth Beisel, U.S. Olympic Swimming Medalist and Healthy Oceans Activist, Becomes EcoAthletes Champion

Elizabeth Beisel brought a powerful combination of talent, passion, and perseverance to a swimming career that saw the Rhode Island native make the first of her three U.S. Olympic teams at age 15, culminating in silver and bronze medals at the 2012 London Games....

Seyi Smith, Canadian Winter & Summer Olympian, Founder of Racing to Zero, Brings Broad Skill Set to EcoAthletes Champions Team

To say Seyi (pronounced "SHAY") Smith is multi-talented is an understatement. Smith was part of Canada's 4x100m relay team at the 2012 London Olympics that finished in the bronze medal position behind Jamaica and the United States, only to be later disqualified for a...

World Class Runner & Activist Mary Cain, Adds EcoAthletes Champion to Her Resumé

Mary Cain, an otherworldly middle distance runner as a high schooler in suburban New York City in the mid-2010s, wanted to be known as the greatest female athlete ever. Her talent and drive took her to the elite Nike track club in Oregon during her late teens. The...

Sarah Hanffou — Olympian, Lawyer, Activist — Adds EcoAthletes Champion to Her Resume

Becoming an EcoAthletes Champion is a natural progression for the Cameroonian table tennis player, attorney (she practices in France), and activist Sarah Hanffou. The 2010 African Champion and Olympian — Hanffou competed at London 2012 and has qualified for Tokyo 2021...

Rhydian Cowley, Australian Olympic Race Walker, Becomes 20th EcoAthletes Champion

For Rhydian Cowley, there wasn't one "aha moment" when he became passionate about the climate fight. "For me, it's been a process of building up and learning more about causes, symptoms, and solutions," said Cowley, who competed for Australia in the 20 km Olympic race...

British Rower and Champion for Earth Melissa Wilson Joins EcoAthletes Champions Team

Her years at the University of Cambridge were formative for Melissa Wilson as both a climate activist and an athlete. "As a teenager I was startled and unsettled by information in the media and watching 'An Inconvenient Truth'," recalled Wilson. "However, it was...

The World Is In A Crisis

It is late in the 4 th quarter and humanity is losing to climate change. This is a global crisis and requires everyone’s participation.

Humanity Needs a
#ClimateComeback. Now

The science says the clock is ticking: Humanity has until 2030 to reduce carbon emissions by 45% to avoid the most calamitous impacts of climate change.

Good news is the technology largely exists to get us there.

The big question is: Do we have the collective will?

EcoAthletes Offers Hope!

Athletes are legendary for summoning the will to overcome huge obstacles, but they’ve never faced a tougher opponent than climate change.

EcoAthletes helps them get in the game so they can inspire millions of fans to join the climate change fight.

…With an Important Assist from YOU!

A donation to EcoAthletes will allow us to Identify, Inspire, Coach and Deploy athletes to speak out on climate change. Doing so will change the climate game in humanity’s favor.

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Cost of Weather/Climate-Related Disasters in USA (2019)1

1National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Percentage of Americans Worried About Global Warming2

2 Yale Project on Climate Change Communications, April 2019

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