Telluride And The Environment: Roz Savage On The 350 Global Happening

[click “Play” to listen to Roz Savage speaking with Susan]

Roz_Savage_Enhanced Many of them are regulars and veterans of Telluride Mountainfilm: climbers Conrad Anker, David Breashears, Lynn Hill, and Jim Whittaker, as well as ocean rower Roz Savage. They are among the elite and professional athletes, 350.org.Athletes team, who have pledged their support through actions, words, and general celebrity to back the global initiative spearheaded by author/environmentalist Bill McKibben.

Bill McKibben is a man with a plan: Move the world back to 350 ppm –  the maximum carbon dioxide parts per million Planet Earth can handle without coming unhinged. Experts have clocked us in at 390 parts per million now and climbing, an unhappy fact of life triggering a meltdown in Mother Nature.

350.org’s big day is around the corner, October 24, the International Day of Climate Change, when towns like Telluride across the globe will be checking out local living solutions for a greener world. Roz Savage will be out there advocating for awareness and change. Environmental advocacy work is nothing new for this extraordinary woman: her goal in paddling across two giant ponds was to raise awareness about environmental threats to our planet. In addition to being an Athlete Ambassador for 350 Day, Roz Savage is also a United Nations Climate Hero, and a trained presenter for Al Gore’s Climate Project. She will be a guest at the upcoming Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

Savage’s message: “If I can take 11, 000 oars strokes a day on the ocean, how difficult is it for everyone else to walk more and drive less. Walking is good for the body and good for the planet.”

 It is one small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind.

To learn more, click the “play” button and listen to Roz Savage’s podcast.  Her new book, “Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean” (Simon & Schuster) is also inspiring reading.

To support Roz supporting our environment, go to rozsavage.com, and click on PayPal.

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