Roz Savage rows the ocean blue for a green cause | Digital Media - CNET News
In her role as an environmental campaigner, Savage has been named a U.N. Climate Hero. She is also a trained presenter for Al Gore's Climate Project, and is an Athlete Ambassador for 350.org, whose mission is to inspire and unite people to find solutions to climate change. Bill McKibben, who co-founded 350.org, says Savage's perseverance is part of what makes her such a good spokesperson.
Although she's been at it for a while now, Savage says she still feels like she's learning how to talk about environmental issues to reach the "unconverted," particularly, when it comes to climate change. "I actually now try not to talk about climate change because especially in this country it's so polarizing," she said. "I prefer to talk about sustainability because it is just kind of common sense on a finite planet. And the other thing is that sustainability is a positive thing to move toward."