Sustainability & Environment
Diversity & Inclusion
Next Generation Engagement
Meet & Greets
"If you love your children, you have to care about the environment.”
- Ovie Mughelli
Keynotes (see videos below)
Diversity & Inclusion: Why It’s NOT Happening in the Green Space, and How Sports Can Change That
Leadership & Ownership
Ovie Mughelli is an award winning and nationally recognized retired NFL athlete, a two-time NFL Pro-Bowler for the Falcons and for the Ravens, and the first and only NFL ECO-ATHLETE. Ovie’s passion for leading the charge on inclusive sustainability is palpable and inspiring. He’s a charismatic, polished, and sought-after speaker with an impressive roster of high-profile engagements (see list below) and the Founder and President of the Ovie Mughelli Foundation.
Becoming a father awakened Ovie to the connection of human health to our planet's health through a series of family difficulties when his two youngest children were born premature. Ovie recognized that we need a cultural shift in how people connect with, see and treat our planet -- “we can't breathe if we don't have clean air, we can't live if we don't have clean water.”
In partnership with UNICEF and Comics Uniting Nations, Ovie created the first black sustainability comic book superhero in “Gridiron Green,” which is based on his own story as an athlete.
"Not everyone cares about the environment, but almost everyone loves sports. I use sports as a catalyst to get people excited about the environment.”
- Ovie Mughelli
RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Green Sports Alliance
NFL Green Week
Earth Day Network
The White House
The State Department
Green School Alliance
Good Jobs Green jobs
Speaking Sample: Climate Leadership Gala
Speaking Sample: GreenBiz
ABOUT OVIE MUGHELLI
During his nine seasons playing in the National Football League (NFL), Ovie was considered one of the best fullbacks in the NFL, was the first Pro Bowl Fullback in the history of the Atlanta Falcons, and earned All Pro honors twice (Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens).
Ovie is also leading the way as the first Eco-Athlete from the NFL. As Founder and President of the Ovie Mughelli Foundation, he uses his platform and influencer status to educate, engage, and inspire a new generation of environmental champions.
With the launch of his graphic novel, Gridiron Green, Ovie created the first black environmental hero. This bold inclusive comic series teaches kids STEM skills, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and environmental stewardship while inspiring them to become real life environmental heroes through coordinating curriculum and gamification that make it fun.
THE OVIE MUGHELLI FOUNDATION
MISSION: Educate and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders through sports, entertainment and technology
Ovie Mughelli Foundation’s five signature initiatives use the popularity and fun of sports, entertainment, and technology to educate youth about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, inspiring them to take action. The Foundation places particular focus on reaching vulnerable underserved communities since they are disproportionally affected by climate change issues, yet tend to be the least informed about the risks.
Being an Eco-Hero is a team sport. The Ovie Mughelli Foundation offers customizable experiences and partnership opportunities for brands and foundations. Contact us to explore the options.
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‘Recycle on the Run’ Obstacle Course
‘Green Tailgate Party’
‘Gridiron Green’ Comic Book, Curriculum, Gamification
‘ECO-STEM Speaker Series’
‘Green Football Camp’