Sisters tread lightly Project litefoot encourages sustainable sports
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
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.