An increasing number of athletes are switching to plant-based diets in the interest of improving their on-field, on-court performance.
EcoAthletes, the nonprofit dedicated to “inspiring and coaching athletes to take climate action”, is hosting a panel discussion with plant-based athletes to explore athletic performance as well as climate benefits as part of its fall fundraiser.
“Professional Athletes and Game Changers Stars Discuss Plant-Based Diets, Athletic Performance and Climate Change“ is set for Thursday November 19 at 6 PM EST. Hosted by EcoAthletes, it will be a free, informative, engaging panel discussion with plant-based athletes who are knowledgeable on all aspects of this important topic. Moderating the proceedings will be Jim Giles, a veteran food and carbon analyst at GreenBiz. He is responsible for developing its VERGE Food Conference, which focuses on sustainable food systems.
Garry Gilliam, a free agent NFL offensive lineman who played seven years with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. He is the founder of The Bridge Eco-Village, an innovative mixed use real estate development, piloted in his native Harrisburg, PA, that, among other things, will convert abandoned warehouses and schools into urban agriculture hubs. Gilliam’s journey from Harrisburg to the NFL to entrepreneur is incredible; click here to listen to his GreenSportsPod interview.
One more panelist will likely be added to the roster.