If you’ve yet to do so, I suggest you watch the movie Tapped, in fact, I beg, plead and urge you to watch it! It is an eye opening expose on the bottled water business/scam that is impacting our health and environment. I could go on and on but enjoy the trailer and let’s create a cleaner healthier environment without trucking water across the US and dumping plastic bottles in our landfills
This Friday I’ll be in in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania for the Grand Re-Opening of Buckmans shred shop with the K2 crew. If you live in the area, buy some K2 products and you’ll be entered to win lunch with me and if you don’t win you can still come visit with all of us and get some autographs and free swag! Click here for the complete schedule and details on how to win! Hope to see all you Pennsylvanians on Friday!
I know we’re always talking about ways to create a sustainable life and to reduce, reuse, & recycle but I’ve decided (with the help of Alex Bottle) to really make this a reality by creating and participating in The 21 Day Reusable Challenge. I’m challenging all of you to do the same and giving out prizes for all the top finishers!
Here’s the deal-for the next 21 days starting today 10.10.10 you & I
- will not use plastic water bottles
- will not accept shopping bags/grocery bags
- will not use styrofoam food containers
Once you’ve circumnavigated these obstacles, document yourself using/doing something reusable and post the photo/video to my Facebook Fan Page with the title “21 Days of Reusable Challenge” and tag @Gretchenbleiler and @alex bottle in your post and consider yourself a part of the challenge. Get creative because the posts with the top five “LIKES” will receive prizes and from those five, a winner will be chosen by me to receive the grand prize!
- K2 Eco snowboard of your liking
- Oakley Gretchen Bleiler Collection Eco Jacket
- Oakley Sunglass
- Oakley Goggles
- Alex Bottle Collection
So, get your reusable on and let’s see if we can reduce, reuse, recycle our way to Halloween! Good Luck! -Gretchen
PS. my first day was harder than expected so this really will be a challenge for all of us
There is a new magazine on the Colorado snowboard scene and I am honored and excited to be on the cover of it! The second issue of Snowboard Colorado is out this month so click HERE to scroll through the online magazine and see what’s happening in these parts and if you live in Colorado go out and pick one up!
I want to thank Oakley for the experience of a lifetime today! I’m in South Africa volunteering with Oakley and One Sight at an event in a township called Mamelodi. Today we gave 1,722 people free seeing eye exams, eyewear and prescription eyewear, changing lives forever and spreading opportunity. Amazing. People waited for hours in the hot hot African sun and I had to pleasure of working alongside KP’s Salt Lake City doctor, Dr. Holly! Enjoy some photos from today and I’ll keep you posted as the adventure continues! Click on the photos below to open up the slide show and for more photos check out Oakley’s snaps from today HERE!
As most of you know I’m one of the founders of ALEX water bottles, a BPA free stainless steel water bottle that you can actually clean, thanks to clean seam technologies innovative design. The clean seam let’s you split the bottle open, to clean and let’s you mix and match the two sizes creating a third size and of course your own customized color combination! We’re so excited about the product and so excited that people finally can have it in their hands to enjoy ALEX for themselves! You can order it on line at ALEXBOTTLE.COM and click HERE to see what Fast Company has to say about our new product! And for those of you who are wondering why it’s called ALEX it stands for Always. Live. Extraordinarily.
I’m featured in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine’s story Body Shots. The article features Greg Jones, Ray Rice, Tony Kanaan and yours truly discussing our different workout programs and what it takes to stay in shape for sports we love. So if you don’t already subscribe maybe you should and if you an “insider” already click HERE for behind the scenes videos and photos!