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…

Ice Hockey’s Mike Völlmin, Brings Tenacity, Curiosity to the EcoAthletes Champions Roster

Mike Völlmin knows that making serious progress on climate change will not be easy. But the defenseman for Genève-Servette HC of the top ice hockey league in Switzerland by way of Wilmington, North Carolina is used to challenges. "Growing up in Wilmington,...

Minnesota Lynx Star Napheesa Collier Becomes WNBA’s First EcoAthletes Champion

Napheesa Collier may not be the flashiest player you will every see on the basketball court; she is the type of hard working player who simply does whatever it takes for her team to win. She'll grab a key offensive rebound to keep a possession alive, can score from...

Phoebe Champion, Plant-Based Ex-Water Polo Player Turned Sustainable Wine Exec, Becomes EcoAthletes Champion

Phoebe Champion has been an EcoAthlete since her childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area. ECO: Phoebe and her three sisters gained an appreciation for animals and the environment from a young age, became vegetarians during grammar school. "My sister Laurel did a...

Zoe Morse of NWSL’s Chicago Red Stars Brings Her Passion for the Climate Fight to EcoAthletes Champions Roster

Defender Zoe Morse had an eventful rookie year in the NWSL, as her Chicago Red Stars made it to the title match, falling 2-0 to the Houston Dash. The University of Virginia grad is looking to up her game to help her club take that very difficult next step, which means...

Loren Rowney, Aussie Cyclist Bringing Green-Sports to Belgium, Joins EcoAthletes Champions Roster

World class cyclist Loren Rowney had a powerful first-hand view of the impacts of climate change on her native Australia. "Having visited the Great Barrier Reef in 1998 & 1999 as a child and then again as an in 2014, I saw first hand the effects of climate change...

EcoAthletes’ Champion and PSG Goalie Arianna Criscione, Offers Pro-Environmental Message In Euractiv Interview

By Magdalena Pistorius, Translated from the French by Daniel Eck In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV France, Arianna Criscione, goalkeeper and women’s sponsorship manager at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), talks about her green commitments. While she is an active...

Open Water Swimmer, Ice Swimmer, Clean Ocean Advocate & Mermaid*, Estonia’s Merle Liivand Adds EcoAthletes Champion to Her Resume

* You read that right: Mermaid. To say Merle (pronounced MYRHH-luh) Liivand is multi-faceted is an understatement. Aside from being a champion open water and ice swimmer, an environmentalist as well as, yes, a mermaid (more on that later), Liivand is also persistent,...

Claudia Galindo, Colombian Beach Volleyball Star and Environmentalist, Becomes First South American EcoAthletes Champion

Claudia Galindo is pushing hard to be part of the first women's beach volleyball duo to represent Colombia at an Olympics next summer in Tokyo, where she would team up with her sister Andrea. The pioneering does not end there for Galindo as she today becomes the first...

Top Ten Canadian Doubles Star Gaby Dabrowski Joins EcoAthletes Champions Squad

A life-long lover and appreciator of the environment, Canadian doubles ace Gaby Dabrowski came to her interest in climate change recently. "It's only been within the past several years where I feel I've made any positive strides towards reducing my carbon footprint,"...

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...

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.

$45 billion

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

1National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Percentage of Americans Worried About Global Warming2

2 Yale Project on Climate Change Communications, April 2019


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