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12 Olympic athletes who want to save the planet

By: Julie Knapp on Feb. 4, 2010, 5:31 a.m.
Gretchen Bleiler, Women’s Snowboarding


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Gretchen Bleiler, snowboarding

2006 Olympic Silver medalist Bleiler clearly wants the snow to stick around. The snowboarder works with The Climate Project, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Aspen Snowmass Save Snow campaign. The multi-talented athlete even designed a 100 percent recycled polyester snowboarding pant and jacket for Oakley.