Our Ambassadors

Litefoot’s mission to reframe the environmental dialogue in a more positive manner is lead by co-founder Michael Campbell and ten fellow New Zealand sports heroes. Since 2008 they have been competing against each other to see who can reduce their environmental impact the most.

Let our sports heroes inspire you to become an environmental champion too:

Michael Campbell

Golf

Michael is one of New Zealand’s most famous golfers, having won the US Open title in 2005. Before his retirement in 2015 he played on the European Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia. Being eligible for the Seniors Tour now, he made his comeback to competitive golf at the 100th New Zealand Open 2019.

A large emitter of CO2 through frequent air travel, Michael is offsetting all of it through a carbon offsetting scheme which helps to regenerate native NZ forest.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Barbara Kendall

Windsurfing - www.barbarakendall.com

The only New Zealand woman to have competed at five Olympic Games, Barbara is a true windsurfing legend. After winning Gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Silver in 1996 in Atlanta, and Bronze in 2000 in Sydney, she is now sitting on several IOC Commissions.

The biggest change Barbara and her family made was ditching the fuel guzzling 4X4 and replace it with a fuel efficient small car. This way she reduced her carbon emissions by almost 20%.


Brendon McCullum

Cricket

One of the most successful batsmen in cricket, Brendon was captain of New Zealand cricket for many years. He broke several score records, most notably the fastest test century of all time. He retired from international cricket in 2016.

Brendon managed to halve his waste sent to landfill be starting to compost. This not only reduces his environmental footprint, but also feeds his veggie garden.

 
 

 
 

Caroline Meyer (nee Evers-Swindell)

Rowing

Caroline is a double Olympic champion in the double sculls event, alongside her identical twin sister Georgina. This was the first time that the women’s double scull title had been defended. The pair is also three-times World Champion.

Caroline has upgraded all her appliances to energy efficient ones and with a high water conservation rating. She has also installed a water capture system on her home’s roof to reduce the pressure on municipal water supplies.


Conrad Smith

Rugby Union

One of New Zealand’s most successful centre players, Conrad was a key member of the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup winning All Blacks teams. After retiring from international rugby in 2015, he joined French club Pau first as player and later as coach.

Conrad is leading the ambassadors‘ league table in reducing their environmental footprints. He did so by upgrading all light bulbs in his house to energy-efficient ones, installing underfloor heating, improving ventilation, and starting composting.

 
 

 
 

Daniel Kereopa

Surfing - https://www.dksurfing.com/

Hailing from Raglan, Daniel Kereopa, or DK, has been one of New Zealand’s top pro-surfers for many years. He is skilled in many disciplines in the water and took home the title of the 2015 inaugural Ultimate Waterman competition. He teaches the next generation of wave riders at his surf school in Orewa.

DK planned his new-built house in Raglan to be as sustainable and efficient as possible, including capturing passive solar gains, water tanks, and energy efficient appliances.


Georgina Earl (nee Evers-Swindell)

Rowing

Alongside her twin sister Caroline, Georgina won two Olympic Gold Medals in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 in the double sculls event. The pair also won three world championships in the same discipline.

In her Central Otago home, Georgina and her family started composting and growing their own food. She is also a keen supporter of the zero-waste movement, looking to reduce single-use packaging where possible.

 
 

 
 

Marina Erakovic

Tennis

With a career high ranking of 39 in singles and 25 in doubles, Marina is one of New Zealand’s most successful tennis players. She has won a WTA singles title in 2013 and eight WTA doubles titles. After retiring from her tennis career in 2018 we expect to see more of her on Spotify (The Mad Era) and competing against our office team at the foosball table.

Marina has been managing the energy usage in her Auckland home well, reducing it by over 25% through low-energy LEDs, efficient appliances and a well-insulated hot water cylinder.


Moss Burmester

Swimming

After winning Gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the 200m butterfly event and setting the Commonwealth Games record, Moss qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and finished fourth. Since retiring from professional swimming, Moss has been partaking in multi-sports events across many disciplines, most notably freediving.

Moss is constantly trying to adapt his lifestyle choices to reduce his own environmental impact, while continuing to inspire New Zealanders to do the same.

 
 

 
 

Sarah Walker

BMX

After finishing fourth at the 2008 Olympics where BMX had its maiden appearance as an Olympic sport, Sarah upped her game in the following 2012 London Olympics and won the Silver Medal. A three-times world champion, she has also been elected onto the IOC Athlete’s Commission in 2016.

A serial house builder, Sarah is experienced in keeping her emissions as low as possible through smart and efficient building in the first place.


Selina Goddard

Lawn Bowls

Selina joined as 11th ambassador in 2018 after meeting the LiteClub team during their visit to her local Auckland club. She is the youngest ever Bowls NZ representative and took home Bronze with the women’s fours events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She has won two national titles as well as a bronze medal at the 2017 World Champion of Champions Singles.

Selina is currently measuring her carbon footprint to identify areas that she can improve in.

 
 
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