by Michael dEstries
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Silver medal winner Hannah Teter is quickly becoming our favorite green athlete of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Besides being a vegetarian, running her own charity, and looking for eco-centric sponsors, the 23-year-old is also making plans to move into her parent’s yurt in the woods and go off-grid with solar and wind.

“I will live in the yurt part time,” Teter told People Magazine. “Mom has huge garden and fruit trees, and I love it there. I helped my parents get solar power this past year, and I’ll be running on solar and hopefully wind power with my yurt so I can be completely off the grid.”

As for her vegetarian diet, Teter says that it’s given her more of an edge in her training. From People:

“I started that last year and feel stronger mentally and physically, and springier,” she says, noting too that more people would become vegetarians if they knew how animals were slaughtered. Teeter starts each day with a power smoothie, and for dinner loves cooking stir-fry vegetarian dishes with a side of Quinoa, a high-protein grain similar to brown rice. “I don’t overcook, because you lose what’s good in the food,” she says.

In honor of her win at the Olympics, sponsor Samsung recently donated $30,000 to her Hannah’s Gold charity. The money will directly benefit the needy in Kenya and Haiti.

Girl’s got the gold medal in our books. Rock on, Hannah!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • RED

    YOU ARE OFF THE GRID ALRIGHT–GIVING MONEY TO ANOTHER COUNTRY..GIVING STARTS AT HOME…BUT YOU HUG TREES LIVE IN YURT AND WORRY ABOUT HOW THEY KILL CHICKENS (PETA) WHAT A JOKE–HOW STUPID..WHEN I WAS A CHILD MY DOG RAN OFF THE FARM AT NIGHT, I HAD TO PUT A BULLET IN ITS HEAD..IT WAS MY RESPONCEABLE TO PROTECT THE NEIGHBORS CATTLE..YOU CAN’T THINK OF SOMETHING MORE CONSTRUCTIVE TO DO,,,I MEAN REALLY.

    • don miguelo

      hahaha! wow. cut down anybody who is trying because you had a hard life and would be jealous if they were supported much? btw i am using all lowercase to offset your caps addiction…

      • http://www.ecorazzi.com Michael d'Estries

        Red,

        Nice job embarrassing yourself. Crawl back into that hole of yours and leave people trying to make a difference for this planet alone.

    • jaybird

      What a totally irrelevant and mean-spirited comment. Admins, this page would be better without it.

  • Ryan

    I’m not an American, however she is slowly becoming my favourite Olympian.