Gretchen Bleiler on climate change: Do sweat the small stuff | Aspen Daily News Online
For snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, being environmentally conscious is about doing the small things in her daily life to prevent climate change.
If everyone decided to drink out of reusable water bottles or chose to recycle, it could be enough to deter the long-term impacts of global warming, the Olympic medalist said Wednesday before an audience of about 300 students at Roaring Fork High School.
...She said she’s witnessed the different weather firsthand during her globe-trotting career as a snowboarder.
...She also started her own reusable water bottle company, the ALEX Bottle, in an effort to encourage drinking tap water
Bleiler acknowledged that her career in events like the Winter X Games have often involved aspects harmful to the environment, like gas-guzzling snowmobiles and snow guns.
Still, she doesn’t see the need to sacrifice her passion in order to do the right thing.