There aren’t many sporting occasions going down amid the pandemic, however athletes and the manufacturers that assist them aren’t sitting idle. 

Defend Our Winters, a non-profit representing the out of doors sports activities neighborhood on local weather points, just lately spent every week nearly lobbying Congress for bolder local weather motion and environmental protections.  

Skilled snowboarder and two-time X-Video games gold medalist Danny Davis was among the many individuals in POW’s advocacy week. Steve Fechheimer, CEO of New Belgium Brewing, additionally took half.

Sports activities have all the time been political to a point. However as of late, athletes, groups and whole sporting organizations are selecting to get off the sidelines and take a extra energetic function in public coverage.

On this present, we converse to Danny and Steve about why they determined to be extra outspoken on local weather points, about management and company accountability, and about how sports activities and beer are intertwined with one of many greatest challenges of our time.

Really helpful studying:

CNN: Local weather change is threatening winter sports activities’ very existence
Wired: Do not Save the Planet for the Planet. Do It for the Beer
Defend Our Winters: Coverage Agenda

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