As a professional snowboarder, Gretchen has seen the effects of climate change around the world, which is why she is also using her platform as an environmental advocate. Her commitment to acting on climate change ranges from lobbying on Capitol Hill; working with brands to design sustainable products; to speaking at events like the United Nations Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris; and serving on the board of Protect Our Winters and Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. As a leading female athlete, Gretchen also sits on the board for espnW in order to support their efforts in elevating women in sports.