eGFI - Dream Up the Future Sign-up for The Newsletter  For Teachers Online Store Contact us Search
Read the Magazine
What's New?
Explore eGFI
Engineer your Path About eGFI
Autodesk - Change Your World
Overview E-tube Trailblazers Student Blog
  • Tag Cloud

  • What’s New

  • Pages

  • RSS RSS

  • RSS Comments

  • Archives

  • Meta

Vancouver Hosts a Green Olympics

4390302066_38b850f697

3167485721_73bceb5b0f_b

As the 2010 Winter Olympics wrap up, it’s time we recognized some of the achievements in Vancouver, and we’re not talking about gold medal performances. The Canadian city is notable for its efforts to set new standards of sustainability by making this year’s games the greenest yet.

4380737881_92a8a97bc3

The athletes’ village, situated near False Creek (see images), has been fitted with solar panels and green roofs, and will collect and recycle rainwater. Even the Olympic torch is 90% recyclable, and the award medals are largely made from re-purposed electronic waste. With all of the new buildings meeting or exceeding LEED standards, future Olympic host cities will have large footsteps to follow.

[LATimes]

Images:
footloosiety/Flickr
kennymatic/Flickr


2 Responses to “Vancouver Hosts a Green Olympics”

  1. […] year we reported on the sustainability efforts of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, which made the games the greenest yet. Vancouver was […]

  2. […] year we reported on the sustainability efforts of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, which made the games the greenest yet. Vancouver was […]

Comments or Questions?

By clicking the "Submit" button you agree to the eGFI Privacy Policy.