Ovie Mughelli: Why environmental justice for the next generation is everyone's responsibility
Former all-pro NFL fullback Ovie Mughelli recently made the move from sports to sustainability. After the realization that the environment is about people — including his young children — he entered environmental advocacy.
Mughelli opened his own foundation, began working with youth sports camps and focused on career development. Many communities he's been a part of include marginalized communities, communities of color and communities with high poverty levels. However, these groups are all facing disproportionate impacts of climate change and environmental degradation, and must be centered in solutions. In addition to building awareness, Mughelli's foundation is also focused on education and professional opportunities available in fields where they can have a positive impact on the environment. Sports, Mughelli says, can be the catalyst for action.
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