Friday, September 11, 2009

Repost:: Vancouver 2010: Going for Green?

"Will green be the new gold, silver or bronze?" writes Arlene Gregorious of BBC News, Vancouver.

Can a large event such as the Olympic Games ever truly be green? It's easy to argue both ways.

With many different opportunities to incorporate green elements, one might say 'yes'. There are opportunities to green buildings, consumables, disposables, and materials used. However, where there's a large event, there's almost always pollution, buildings, high energy use, and lots of people.

The BBC reports, "The organisers of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler are hoping for gold stars as they seek to set new environmental standards for the Olympic movement."

Read a full article on the "pretty green" state of the 2010 Olympics at BBC News.

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