Sustainability London 2012 Olympics

Sustainability London 2012 Olympics – Is it a realistic ambition?

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A look at the green side of the London 2012 Olympic Park.

CNN’s Erin McLaughlin reports.


Have you ever wondered while waching and enjoying everything the 2012 Olympic Games has shown us so far: what the original vision of the organizing committee was, and how it convinced the powers that be to award the Olympic Games to Great Britain?


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Here is a brief  look at the arguments that won the votes.

Sustainability London 2012 Olympics

When we bid to host the 2012 Games, we made a radical proposal to the International Organising Committee.
We weren’t only going to put on the biggest sporting event in the world; we were going to hold the world’s first truly sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games, leaving a legacy far beyond the departure of the Olympic Flame.

Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible

Working in partnership with BioRegional and WWF, we developed Towards a One Planet 2012  – a sustainable Games guided by the principle that the world should live within its means.

We recognise that with over four billion people watching and over 200 countries involved, the Games are an unrivalled catalyst for sustainable change.

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Planning and delivering is a complex process and we have continued to learn and improve as we go.

Together we have strived to prove that there is a different way of hosting the Games, a way that provides the best experience for athletes and spectators alongside the best outcome for the community and the environment.


All our venues are designed to ensure that all the athletes perform to the best of their ability whilst pushing the boundaries of sustainability knowledge and design.


With millions of people on the move at the same time and extra people travelling each day in and around London alone, it is imperative to get everyone to their venues on time. We have been working with Transport for London and many other partners to ensure that London’s public transport is ready.

We have also used this opportunity to remind everyone that London is a great city for walking and cycling.

We have worked with the food industry to bring you fantastic food that is ethically and sustainably sourced.


With so many people descending on London and the UK at the same time, we have thought long and hard about managing all that extra waste.  We’re excited about the revolutionary new system we have created for the Games, which will make it easier for us to ensure that no waste is sent to landfill during Games-time.

Full article at … London2012

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I am hugely impressed with everything I have seen so far at the – sustainability London 2012 Olympics Games – the organisers appear to be delivering on their promises, we will find out for sure in the aftermath of the games.

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