Monday, 11 August 2008

Are the Beijing Olympics Green?

It should come as no surprise that the effort to safeguard our environment has made it to the Olympics too! Here, the Organizational Committee, aided by various international associations and green project specialists, has been able to stage what they call “Zero Net Emissions Games” also dubbed the “Green Olympics”.

The emphasis has gone into reducing emissions and including all sorts of neat features like community sustainability planning and green buildings. In a city plagued by terrible pollution this is an important step towards a healthier environment.

One of the key features of this whole project has been the efficient transport “design”, for instance, care has been taken in planning journeys to and from the events and with the use of some very modern telecommunication systems the number of journalists on site has been greatly reduced. Even the commentaries can be done remotely from anywhere in the world. This project is something of a first and we hope that from now on it will be an important part of all future Olympic events.

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