Until Mars opens up, we only have one habitable planet. The ecosystem of our world depends on our daily choices and to force this issue, Senator Gaylord Nelson declared April 22 Earth Day in 1970. Even still, in the past 50 years our emissions and reliance on fossil fuels have steadily increased and we’re running out of time to right our wrongs. This year, we’re talking to environmental advocate and endurance athlete, Clare Gallager about how she works to support a cleaner planet every day.
As a runner and coral ecology major, Clare has a special connection to the earth. Her current backyard of Boulder, Colorado provides the perfect backdrop to morning runs and her time in Southern Thailand was spent establishing a swim and environmental conservation program. She’s dedicated her life to exploring and supporting the ground we walk on and with sponsors including Patagonia, Petzl and La Sportiva, she’s not slowing down anytime soon. Now that we’ve established her credentials, we thought we’d get some advice on how to live a more sustainable life.