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12 Olympic athletes who want to save the planet

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


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Hannah Teter, snowboarding

Teter, who eats an organic vegetarian diet, won the halfpipe gold in Torino and hopes to repeat. Since 2006 she’s been active with causes around the world. The Vermont native sells Vermont-made maple syrup and organic cotton and hemp sweatbands through her charity, Hannah’s Gold. The proceeds help provide clean drinking water and plots of land for homeless AIDS victims in Kenya.