Sis­ters tread lightly Project litefoot en­cour­ages sus­tain­able sports

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

Two Olympic row­ing sis­ters, who trained on a lake full of dead fish and al­gae bloom, are back­ing an ini­tia­tive to make com­mu­nity sports clubs more en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able.

Cromwell-based twins Caro­line Meyer and Ge­orgina Earl (nee Evers-Swindell) are am­bas­sadors for a na­tion­wide ini­tia­tive – Project Litefoot – which hopes to in­spire New Zealan­ders to be en­vi­ron­men­tal cham­pi­ons.

The Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment­funded project, was founded in 2008 by Hamish Reid and golfer Michael Camp­bell and has mea­sured the en­vi­ron­men­tal foot­print of top sports people in­clud­ing the sis­ters, Bren­don McCul­lum, Con­rad Smith, Daniel Kere­opa, Moss Burmester, Michael Camp­bell, Bar­bara Ken­dell, Ma­rina Erakovic and Sarah Walker.

Earl said they took Reid up on the am­bas­sador op­por­tu­nity hav­ing come face-to-face with en­vi­ron­men­tal dev­as­ta­tion on

Photo: JO MCKEN­ZIE-MCLEAN/FAIR­FAX NZ

For the en­vi­ron­ment: For­mer dou­ble Olympic gold medal­lists Ge­orgina Earl and Caro­line Meyer are am­bas­sadors for a na­tion­wide en­vi­ron­men­tal ini­tia­tive, Project Litefoot which is com­ing to the South Is­land.

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