Bixente Lizarazu : that it inculcates her daughter Uhaina, 11 years…

Respect for the opponent on the lawns of football, certainly, but also respect for the environment. This is what gives the popular footballer Bixente Lizarazu for many years. While he visited the Polynesian for a shoot breathtaking, he is assigned on his commitment to nature and the preservation of seas and oceans. He can count on his children to follow his path…

Sponsor for the past thirty years of the Surfrider Foundation Europe – he performs with passion and danger of the surf -, Bixente Lizarazu has also launched its own structure : Liza to a sea blue. “My association still active, I support, financially or physically, various projects with it. We have thus made, several months ago, general cleanup of the banks of the river Seine in Paris : each year, the operation is carried out on the beaches, but, this time, we decided to attack the capital city,” said the former world champion in France 98 in the magazine.

50-year-old Bixente Lizarazu could hide behind a generation that has not been biberonnée to the ecology, but, fortunately, this is not the case. Thus, he himself taught his children the values of respect for nature. “I, at 25 years old, I had no particular fear on the subject, but Tximista [his son, aged 25 years, from his past relationship with Stephanie, ED.] has this consciousness ; it works in the food and its packaging are biodegradable, for example. It must be said that he inherited the same education as me, contact with nature, just like my 11 year old daughter and a half, Uhaina, that his mother, Claire Keim, and I raise in the basque Country. But, today, we tend to lose the culture of the sea, the mountains, forests, rivers, because everything is urbanizing and that we spend too much time on our smartphones. Gold lose the knowledge of nature, is to lose the urge to protect,” said Bixente.