07-08 Going Green
Going Green at Sporting Events!
by Dawn Weatherwax RD, CSSD, LD, ATC, CSCS
More than 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown away every day in the US. Most end up in landfills or incinerators. The Earth Policy Institute estimates that making bottles to meet the US demand for bottled water requires more than 15 million barrels of oil annually. (Does not include sodas or sports drinks!)
Beverages made from plastic are more likely to be consumed in hotels, offices, schools, and during sporting events/athletic departments. All you have to do is look on the ground and the trash disposals to see the waste. As an athlete, parent, spectator or an event coordinator there are many steps we all can do to make our world a better place.
- Instead of buying sports beverages in a bottle, buy the powered jugs or individual packets and make it as you need it. You will also save a lot of money
- Fill your own 5 gal cooler with tap water and place it in the trunk. Bring your own reusable fluid bottles to fill up
- Throw away your recyclable items at the event. If they don’t have recycle bins express your concerns to the event coordinator
- Recycle your own waste. Put the recyclable items back in your sports bag or bring your own disposable bag and recycle from home
- If you are traveling long distance call ahead and see if the hotel has a recycling program, if so bring back your recyclable items to the hotel or drop off at a near by recycle bin
- If you are an event coordinator team up with park services, a non profit organization (boy scouts), or a local school who is participating in a recycle challenge program and make announcements during the event to recycle items
- Schools and athletic departments are always looking for ways to fund raise. Start your own recycling program and put the students in charge of it!
- Currently Rumpke in Cincinnati, Ohio has a fundraising program for schools. Check your local possibilities
- Check with your own vendors and see what they are doing to recycle their products. (Stonyfield Farms uses wind energy to make all their products and have a program to take back their own containers)
- DO YOUR PART!!!!!!!!
?It was nice hearing him talk about healthy choices?
I wanted to send you a message to express our appreciation for what you have done for Tim. You have given him a tremendous amount of knowledge in the sports nutrition area. It is very nice seeing him read food labels and talking about healthy choices while he considers what to eat. Athletic wise, I timed him to first base last weekend. He ran 4.17, 4.23, 4.28, and 4.37. In the fall his time to first base was 5.1. That represents a 10-15% improvement. I can also see increased confidence in him.
Father of Tim Issler
Love Starts in the Kitchen!™
By: Rita Nader Heikenfeld, CCP, CMH Macy's Regional Culinary Professional, Syndicated Columnist Community Press, and Certified Modern Herbalist www.Abouteating.com
So refreshing, so beautiful, so healthy for you! The kind of refreshing health drink you?d be sipping at a trendy spa.? The lemon is a gentle liver cleanser, the mint helps your digestion, and the taste makes you want to drink up, so you stay hydrated and healthy. Stevia is a natural sugar substitute, up to hundreds of times sweeter than sugar, non-caloric and diabetic safe. It makes a beautiful and useful garden, and house, herb.
Fill the pitcher one quarter way? up with mint leaves, bruising them gently with a wooden spoon as you go, to release the volatile oils. Add enough lemon and lime slices to go halfway to the top. Then add good quality water and stir. Let infuse 30 minutes or so. Sweeten to taste with a few stevia leaves, again bruising the leaves gently as you add them (or buy stevia at the grocery in granulated, liquid or powdered form). Stir in a few rose petals or other edible flowers, or some berries, sliced if necessary. Store in refrigerator, covered, for up to a day. Strain before drinking.
- Mint leaves
- Lemon and lime slices
- Stevia to sweeten (opt)
- Edible flowers or sliced berries
• SN2Go was featured in SPARQ Magazine on page 185 as a viable sports nutrition resource!! SPARQ Magazine Vol. 29 No.1 SU08 http://viewer.zmags.com/showmag.php?mid=fgpww&pageid=184#/page184/
• Janet Bohn? spoke at Women?s Health Initiative on March 08?.
• Janet Bohn? passed her CDE exam! Certified Diabetes Educator..
• Dawn Weatherwax wrote an article and was quoted in In-Touch Magazine on April/May 08?.
• Dawn Weatherwax was on Fox 19 Morning News on April 14th, 2008 featuring ?Measuring how much salt you lose through sweat?. www.fox19.com/Global/category.asp?C=92465
• Dawn Weatherwax spoke to the Northern Kentucky Clipper’s Swimming program in May 08’ on Nutrient Timing for the Competitive Edge.
• Dawn Weatherwax spoke at the NSCA Ohio State Strength and Conditioning Clinic on Body Composition and its Affects on the Sports Performance Spectrum on May 24th, 08’.
• Dawn Weatherwax spoke to USA Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy on Fueling for the Competitive Edge on June 16th, 08’.
• Dawn Weatherwax spoke at the NATA National Convention on Body Composition and its Affects on the Sports Performance Spectrum on June 20th, 08’.
• Dawn Weatherwax spoke at the Atrium Medical Center Sports Medicine Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition and Body Composition and its Affects on the Spectrum of Sports on June 27th, 08’.
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