March 8, 2010

Green out of Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympic games is over but of course environmentalists have to check if there is a heavy carbon footprint left behind.

According to the David Suzuki Foundation, the recent Vancouver Olympic games garnered a Bronze medal for overall efforts to reduce the event’s climate impact. Achievements include building energy-efficient venues, using clean-energy sources, relying on public transit during the Games, and offsetting part of the Games’ emissions.

Of course, I'm more interested in sustainable materials that were used during the games. One big example is from major sponsor Coca-Cola.

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