EcoAthletes To Support The COP 26 In Glasgow, Together With Lewis Pugh
Lewis Blaustein of EcoAthletes announced, “With three weeks to go before the start of the global climate conference, we are in the home stretch of our effort to maximize the volume of the Sports Community at COP 26 in Glasgow by maximizing the number of signatories. Our goal is to get 500 athletes and sports industry leaders to endorse the COP 26 Sports Community Manifesto.
Leveraging the collective voice of the sports community behind the need to catalyze real action at the global climate conference that starts on November 1st is crucial to garnering increased media coverage. That coverage will exponentially grow the sports community’s climate impact.”
Open water swimmers know that Lewis Pugh OIG will directly address the delegates and participants of the COP 26 in Glasgow after the success of his unprecedented stage swim in Greenland that highlighted a melting Planet Earth. The UN Patron of the Oceans swam a total of 7.8 km in a multi-stage ice swim in Ilulissat Icefjord that lies within the Arctic Circle. He swam every day in water temperatures between 0°C and 3°C (32°F – 37.4°F) during the 14 stages over 12 days. For more information about his Greenland swim, visit here.
By signing this digitally manifesto, swimmers can become a signatory to the COP26 Sports Community Manifesto. Open water swimmers who are EcoAthletes ambassadors include Merle Liivand and Elizabeth Beisel.
For more information, visit ecoathletes.org.
The Manifesto starts with, “Anthropogenic climate change is the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced.”
Photo of Lewis Pugh are courtesy of © Olle Nordell.
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