Vermont Olympians call for climate change action
EAST MONTPELIER — Four of the state’s most prominent athletes, whose sports rely on snow and cold weather, will voice their concerns about climate change Monday, according to a news release.
The event is set for 11 a.m. at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks in East Montpelier.
The athletes are Nordic skiers Liz Stephen and Ida Sargent, and biathletes Hannah Dreissigacker and Susan Dunklee, who all competed in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. They will call as a group for “prompt action to avert the worst effects of climate change,” according to the release.
The Olympians will be joined by Burr Morse, a seventh-generation Vermonter whose farm, sugarworks and Nordic ski trails have weathered increasingly unpredictable seasons over recent years.
The event is being promoted by the National Wildlife Federation and the Vermont Natural Resources Council.
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