BIRDLAND — Falcons Pro Bowl fullback Ovie Mughelli has been rated the No. 2 Eco-Athlete in the World, according to Planet Green.com.
He was beaten out by race car driver Leilani Munter, who fights for clean, renewable biofuels in the racing industry.
Mughelli was cited for his work in helping the youth of Atlanta and Charleston tackle green issues. His foundation — The
Ovie Mughelli Foundation — provides football training camps. But once in the camp, Mughelli tries to educate the campers about the environment and recycling.
Next week, March 25-27, Mughelli will take part in Portland, Oregon’s fourth annual Better Living Show at the Portland Expo Center, the Northwest’s largest sustainable lifestyle event.
New to the show this year, Mughelli will challenge kids through his signature “Recycle on the Run” game on Friday and Saturday at the show.
This game is intelligently designed to mentally and physically challenge youth while educating them on the importance of recycling and teaching them facts about the environment. Additionally, participants will receive handouts, photo opportunities as well as autograph sessions.
“With my status as an NFL player, I have the ability to motivate and set an example to being good environmental stewards,” Mughelli said.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog