Three years ago, I filmed Uniquely with the Oakley women’s team and we were each given a Holga camera to take photos with and I fell in love with the surreal, quirky quality of the photos. And now I have my own limited edition Holga Cameras! It’s so exciting to have two different Holga cameras to choose from, the 135B which one uses 135 format film and matches my GB Collection at Oakley and the 120N which the proceeds of will be donated to POW to support their efforts as the environmental voice of winter sports! Click the links below to learn about both cameras and to buy you’re very own!
Holga 120N Camera – Gretchen Bleiler Edition
Holga 135BC Camera – Gretchen Bleiler Edition
Yesterday, I was lucky enough to go back to my old high school, Aspen High and talk about the climate crisis. The amazing people from ACE (alliance for climate education) and POW have put together an entertaining and compelling program that educates and inspires teenagers about the climate and the impact their daily decisions have on it. They ask everyone to join their DOT campaign, Do One Thing daily to lessen your impact; take shorter showers, use energy efficient light bulbs, use reusable bottles etc. Which ties nicely in with the 21 Day Reusable Challenge, so we finished up the presentation by having all of Aspen High School pledge to not use plastic bags, plastic water bottles and Styrofoam containers for 21 days and hopefully forever. I’m so proud of my Alma Mater!
Since the first go around was such a success I figured why stop there, why not get more people on board to kick the plastic habit! This time around I am reaching out to my community and asking that all of my fellow X-Games athletes and fellow shredders join me in doing something about the climate crisis. Starting today and continuing on throughout X-games we’ll no longer be using….
- plastic water bottles……using a reusable one instead
- plastic bags……bringing our own to the grocery store and market
- Styrofoam containers….using tinfoil or bringing our own reusable containers
So let the challenge begin, I’ll also be giving out prizes to the best stories from the 21 Day Challenge through my Facebook Page www.facebook.com/gretchenbleiler and will be tweeting up a storm with the #reusablechallenge so we encourage you to do the same and help us make a bigger impact by encouraging your communities too! Good Luck!
Jeremy Jones, legendary big mountain shredder and founder of Protect Our Winters, and I wrote and op-ed article for the Denver Post discussing the climate crisis and what we can do to make a difference in the new year. Give it a READ and contact your congress people to help us protect our winters and keep the winter in wintertime! Happy New Year!
As most of you know, I’ve recently teamed up with Playtex Sport to promote the “Be Unstoppable” movement, a movement dedicated to getting girls active and inspired to live active, healthy lifestyles. Sports have always been a big part of my life and I’m excited to help other girls reap the benefits of active living! Check out my recent interview with Seventeen Magazine and learn more about the “Be Unstoppable” movement!
ESPN has launched a brand spakin’ new website, ESPNW.com, dedicated to female athletes and sports fans with posts from top female sports columnists and bloggers, pro athletes, expert contributors and news from a variety of ESPN and non-ESPN news outlets. I’ll be one of their contributing monthly bloggers, so keep an eye out for my blogs and please check out my first installment “Creativity Over Competition: A Year of Change”. Let me know what you think and what you want me to blog about!
So, the 21 Day Reusable Challenge has come to an end! Hopefully, by now all of you have managed to create a new reusable existence without plastic water bottles, styrofoam and plastic bags! I realized how many times a day we are confronted with the choice to toss another piece of plastic onto the heap and how hard it can be to plan ahead in a society based on one time use convenience items! I’m so proud of everyone who participated and for those of you who are sharing the challenge with fellow students, friends, family and co-workers, we really can all make a difference so let’s keep this up! But, of course, only one of us can win the 21 Day Reusable challenge….
So, congratulations to our Winner Susan Coleman Morse for her amazing video and the call to action within her community click here to see her 21 Day Reusable Challenge video!! She wins a K2 Snowboard, Oakley Jacket and Goggle set up along with an Alex Bottle and a mission skincare pack!
And the following submissions will receive and super awesome mystery prize package from me and my sponsors!!
Thanks again and let’s keep this challenge going through the holiday season!!
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