Eco-Unfriendly Sports

February 25, 2009 · Print This Article

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Many sports, while good for our bodies, are not so great for the planet considering they involve fields of green grass, gymnasiums in buildings and lots of plastic based gear. Running is probably the most eco-friendly sport since all you need are some decent shoes and many might argue that you don’t even need that.

What are the most eco-unfriendly sports though? Treehugger came up with a pretty good list and it’s something you might want to keep in mind as you pick out which organized sports you want your kids to start off with.

  • Skydiving - kind of a no-brainer that a sport involving airplanes would not be very eco-friendly.
  • Soccer - as a neighborhood game played at the park, soccer is pretty harmless. But as
    one of the most popular sports in the world with entire teams flying across continents for games, at the professional level it’s not good at all.
  • NASCAR - not a huge surprise that driving around a track at high speeds using up tons of fuel is not eco-friendly. Add to that the thousands of folks who travel to each race and it’s pretty grim.
  • Downhill skiing and snowboarding - use up tons of gear, usually require a decent amount of travel to get there and have spawned giant resorts that even produce their own snow.

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