Sustainable Olympic Games in Vancouver
From the Sierra Club’s Green Life – The 2010 Winter Olympics kick off tonight in Vancouver, Canada, and the organizing committee, VANOC, has seen to it that these will be the greenest Games yet. Sustainability has been a top priority throughout the seven-year planning process. VANOC focused on minimizing carbon emissions in part because the pivotal elements of winter sports – snow and ice – are especially vulnerable to climate change (they’ve had to start hauling snow to some venues due to rain and unseasonably warm temperatures).
During the planning process, VANOC encouraged public input and consulted with Canada’s First Nations to determine where and how to build competition facilities. The buildings erected for the Games were designed based on…to read the rest of the Green Life story, please click here.