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12 Olympic athletes who want to save the planet

Feb. 4, 2010, 5:31 a.m.
Seth Wescott, Men’s Snowboarding

Photo: NBC/USOC

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Seth Wescott, snowboarding

Wescott comes to the 2010 games as the reigning Olympic gold medalist in snowboard cross — that's a downhill race with a lot of bumps and jumps involved. He’s on the board of directors for Maine Huts and Trails, a 180-mile recreational corridor in western Maine. He also built a home at Sugarloaf ski and golf resort using renewable resources and other green practices.