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Pro Skater Bob Burnquist: Ramping Up The Green

Posted by on Feb 8, 2007 in non-governmental organizations, sports | 0 comments

Pro Skater Bob Burnquist: Ramping Up The Green

Bob Burnquist and Frank ScuraWe first covered pro skater Bob Burnquist’s enviro actions and sustainable style way back in summer 2004; he was working with Frank Scura (they’re pictured together on the right) and the Action Sports Environmental Coalition (ASEC) to spread the word about sustainability to the X Games crowd — when he wasn’t busy on his organic farm, that is. Grist recently caught up with Bob to check in on what he’s been up to lately; turns out that he’s still working on spreading the good word, when he isn’t launching himself off a ramp into the Grand Canyon, that is. He’s a smart guy, and has some good things to say about being a celeb, a pro athlete, and an environmental advocate all at once. About ASEC, he says, “ASEC became the perfect thing to do to be able to get the word out using my celebrity status — whatever that is in skateboarding and beyond — and connect with other like-minded skateboarders and BMXers and whoever’s involved. We called it ‘Action Sports’ because we wanted to be all-involving. I think it involves surfing because of the coastal [aspect], and snowboarding because of all the mountains and the wilderness there, and skateboarding’s important because of the urban impact. So if we try to get across to all the different lifestyles, we’ll make an impact together.” Keep up the great work, Bob! Read the full article over at [Grist]

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