A Look Back: No Meat Athlete Podcast

Plant-Based is good for the planet & athletic performance (Approximately 6 min. read) A year ago, I had the opportunity to speak on a podcast about being vegan. The real reason I went on the show was to raise awareness of EcoAthletes’ involvement at COP26 (which I wrote about, here). I was interviewed by MattContinue reading “A Look Back: No Meat Athlete Podcast”

EWHL WK 2: 6 Points and Our First Setback

2022-2023 Games 3 and 4 – EV Bolzano Eagles vs Aisulu Almaty; Game 5 – vs Salzburg Eagles (Approximately 5 min. read). The Eagles’ early success in the European Women’s Hockey League (EWHL) has extended into our second week of play. In our second series, we faced Aisulu Almaty, from Kazakstan, followed by a gameContinue reading “EWHL WK 2: 6 Points and Our First Setback”

EWHL WK 1: 5 Points

2022-2023 Games 1 and 2 – EV Bolzano Eagles vs Silesian Katowice (Approximately 3 min. read). The Eagles got off to a successful start in the new season of the European Women’s Hockey League (EWHL). Last weekend, we celebrated two wins and five points against Silesian Katowice, the league’s Polish opponent. The local paper hilariouslyContinue reading “EWHL WK 1: 5 Points”

Sus-Days and Climate Despair

(Approximately 7 min read) It’s a normal Thursday evening. We’ve just completed our early season five-kilometer run-test and have returned to the locker room. As we change for on-ice practice, I pause and reflect on the typical chit chat around me and wonder if I am losing my mind. It all seems so meaningless. YouContinue reading “Sus-Days and Climate Despair”

SPORTS@COP: Athlete Advocacy for Climate Action

(Approximately 9 minute read) In an earlier post, I wrote about The Last Game documentary and its filming in Scotland during the COP26 global climate conference last November. That was only one reason for the trip. Athletes Assembly Last summer, I joined EcoAthletes, a climate advocacy nonprofit that seeks to leverage the platform and socialContinue reading “SPORTS@COP: Athlete Advocacy for Climate Action”

A Food Tour of Scotland: Vegan Edition

(Approximately 5 min. read) I flew to Scotland in October of 2021 to take part in an event at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26. Not one to miss an opportunity for an adventure, I extended my stay, spending some time in Edinburgh and the Highlands. I’m new to traveling as a vegan (in fact,Continue reading “A Food Tour of Scotland: Vegan Edition”

The Last Game

A Documentary to Save Hockey and the Planet (Approximately 11-minute read) “When you find out what people care about, and connect climate impacts directly to the values people have, they can see that caring about climate change is already integral to who they are.” Katharine Hayhoe in Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for HopeContinue reading “The Last Game”

Farm to Kitchen: 5 Lessons from a Vegan Restaurant

My Experience as a Kitchen Helper at a Vegan Restaurant (Approx. 6 min. read) An Instagram Ad Last November, as my time at the Brunnenburg farm was winding down, I scrolled past an instagram story: “kitchen helper wanted.” It was the only vegan spot in Bolzano. I had just returned from a mid-hockey-season trip toContinue reading “Farm to Kitchen: 5 Lessons from a Vegan Restaurant”

EWHL Weeks 5 & 6

2021-22 Games 8 and 9 – EV Bolzano Eagles vs HC SKP Bratislava and KEHV Lakers (Approximately 4 minute read) [This posted was drafted in December and forgotten about. Better late than never.] After a break for Team Italy’s qualification bid to the Beijing Olympics (which I wrote about for the Ice Garden, here), weContinue reading “EWHL Weeks 5 & 6”

Very Italian Vegan Christmas

Arese, Lombardy, Italy – Family Christmas (Approximately 4 minute read) I’m finally free from two-weeks of Covid prison and ready to tell you about the most delicious and varied holiday meal I’ve ever had. My Aunt Antoinette is an amazing cook and always impresses me, but this multi-course Christmas extravaganza really brought things to anotherContinue reading “Very Italian Vegan Christmas”