15 Green Sports Stars

Sure I'd like to see higher profile athletes on this list, but in a world where the best of the best athletes seem to be promoting McDonald's or dogfighting and the fastest growing sport is one that enough gas to make a Hummer look economical, it's nice to see attention to athletes with a enviromental consciousness about them.

If I can add on another that is most deserved to be on this list -

Clif Bar Development Cyclo-Cross Team, operated out of Boulder, CO with a mission to demonstrate a truly sustainable model for cycling team operation, in hopes of inspiring individual cyclists, clubs and teams, event promoters, and bike industry members to pursue cycling in the most sustainable way possible. The team is committed on several fronts to measure and achieve its sustainability goals.

Take Grist's Green Quiz

I correctly answered just 4 out of 11! Maybe you can do better. I'll spot you an answer to give you a head start.
If every American household replaced five incandescent light bulbs with higher-efficiency bulbs (like compact fluorescents -- aka CFLs), how many pounds of greenhouse gases would be kept out of the air?

The correct answer: 1 trillion

Solution: Lightswitch engage! Swap out all your light bulbs to CFLs, and encourage your friends and fam to do the same. You'll save money, because they last longer and use less energy. Besides, Pink Floyd sounds better in the dark anyway. Click here to learn more about the benefits of replacing your light bulbs.
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