Authors: Bucky Lasek
Crossposted from Global Grind
I spend a lot of time outdoors, whether it is practicing or competing. Over the years, I have noticed changes. Hotter summers. Shorter winters. Crazier weather. Thicker, more polluted air. Some call it global warming, others climate change. Regardless of the name, it impacts everything from our snow quality to quality of life.
Outdoor sports are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. In response, Green For All – in partnership with the Dew Tour – has launched Protect the 360°, a campaign to engage and activate the action-sports community in efforts to curb climate change.
Protect the 360° isn’t about patchouli oil or sporting socks with sandals. Nor is it about sacrifices. The campaign focuses on simple ways to green your life and help protect the planet – actions like turning off your lights when not in use or skating instead of driving short distances. It may sound insignificant, but if we all do one thing, it can add up to make a big difference in curbing climate change.
Think you are pretty green already? Check out Protect360.org and take the “Tread Lightly” survey. Fans are immediately entered to win a trip for two to the Dew Tour finals in Las Vegas. The winner will also participate in a Protect the 360° service event with top Dew Tour athletes and appear in a campaign video. Not in front of a computer? Verizon Wireless subscribers can also text PROTECT360 to 2999 to enter. (Non-Verizon customers can enter to win by e-mailing their information to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
I am far from an environmentalist, but I do believe we all have a responsibility to protect the 360°. I am doing my part, and I hope you will join me in doing yours.
Bucky Lasek is a professional skateboarder, regarded as one of the most consistent vert skateboarders in the sport.