GM Steve Kerr says that throughout his time in the NBA, he’s never met a player more socially aware than Steve Nash.
(Courtesy of Sports Illustrated for Kids)

In December’s double-sided “Gotta Get It Guide Goes” issue of Sports Illustrated for Kids, Suns guard Steve Nash was featured on one of the two covers as the publication took a closer look at athletes that are environmentally conscious. The All-Star point guard talked about growing up in Canada and becoming more aware of environmental issues as he became older.

The two-time MVP gave tips on how to conserve gas and electricity around the house as well as how he has teamed with Suns President of Basketball Operations and GM Steve Kerr to create some green initiatives within US Airways Center. In addition, Nash talked about the Steve Nash Foundation and its intense focus on conservation.


Nash helped put solar panels on the Suns’ arena.
Courtesy of Post

Lastly, Nash talked about the shoe he created with Nike called the “Trash Talk.” It’s made up almost entirely of recycled materials and the initial 5,000 that were released sold out almost immediately.

While Nash was gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids, he was also appearing on the December cover of Post for similar reasons. Post examined how Nash may be unmatched by a superstar in any sport in his commitment to helping children in need as well as in preserving the environment.

The bulk of the article concentrated on the playmaker’s work with his foundation. Maybe the most extensive of the foundation’s projects is the construction of the Gulu Youth Centre for Culture, Sport and Reconciliation in Uganda. The project is in coordination with Athletes for Africa and is expected to affect hundreds of children in a nation torn to pieces by conflict. Nash is also a supporter of the Afghanistan Relief Organization, which offers relief and education directly into the hands of the poverty-stricken people of Afghanistan.

You can read more about his charitable work by clicking here!