Meet the Ambassador

Nicki Lange

I am an ultra-distance runner with a passion for the great outdoors whether it is near the ocean or up high in the hills. Previously, I have run from Los Angels to Las Vegas, crossed the Sahara as well as circumnavigated Mont Blanc. When I am not running around the streets, I am running (pun intended) an advisory studio with a forward-thinking approach to corporate finance and strategic initiatives.

Ambassador Q&A

Why do you care deeply about the Ocean/what inspires you to protect it?

It is pretty simple - Water means life and builds the foundation for our existence on the Earth, so we must look after her.

Did you have an “aha” moment that inspired you to take action? If so, what was it?

I have been blessed to travel and to visit some incredible places around our beautiful world, yet while being at some of the most pristine destinations, I had to face piles of plastics trash. So, it wasn’t just one, but many reoccurring “aha moments” that I wanted to reduce.

How are you working to create a positive impact? (Can tailor based on their passions/craft, ex. How are you removing plastic on tour?)

A number of races have started to introduce plastic-free policies as well as eliminated providing utensils to drink and eat at aid stations (i.e. BYOU - Bring Your Own Utensils). Also, I am trying to choose my equipment based on the sourced materials and pursue a plant-based diet.

If you could share one tip for protecting our blue planet, what would it be?

Use glass bottles instead of plastic bottles, which is easy to do in Germany, given that we have a pretty efficient recycling system in place. Also, I suggest using a washing bag (e.g. Guppyfriend) to reduce microplastics entering the water system. Lastly, try to enjoy fish and seafood, when you are close to the sea or somewhat you may know that the product has been sourced with our planet in mind.


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