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Cautionary Tale: New ‘Sustainable’ Olympic Medals Decaying

Cautionary Tale: New ‘Sustainable’ Olympic Medals Decaying

A big deal was made about the sustainability factor of the Rio Olympics, with Dow, for example, working with partner companies and nonprofits to implement a host of energy- and resource-efficiency initiatives and technologies in the sectors of agriculture, manufacturing, packaging and construction. But one sustainability move may not have been … Read more »

Sochi, Dow Meet Carbon Neutrality Goals – Though Questions Linger

The Sochi Olympics has met its goal to fully mitigate the direct carbon footprint of the games, estimated at up to 360,000 tons CO2e, the committee announced yesterday. The footprint includes sports venue operations, travel and accommodation for athletes, staff and volunteers, and Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee activities going back to 2007. The committee … Read more »

Will Climate Change Melt Future Winter Olympics?

Will Climate Change Melt Future Winter Olympics?

Just six of the previous Winter Olympics host cities will be cold enough to host the Games by the end of this century if climate projections prove accurate, according to a study from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and Management Center Innsbruck (Austria). Squaw Valley (US), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany), Vancouver (Canada) … Read more »

London Olympics Met Broad Sustainability Targets, Report Says

The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games broadly delivered on its sustainability objectives and will meet its targets to send zero waste to landfill and ensure 70 percent of waste is reused, recycled or composted, according to a report by the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012. The “London 2012 … Read more »

Coca-Cola, will.i.am Launch Ekocycle Brand to Promote Recycling

The Coca-Cola Company and musical artist and producer will.i.am are partnering to create Ekocycle, an initiative to brand recycled products and encourage sustainability among young consumers. Ekocycle will partner with well-known brands that sell a variety of lifestyle products – including clothing, handbags, chairs and accessories – made at least … Read more »

Astrium Picks Picarro for Olympics GHG Measurements; EDF Monitors Live Energy Use

Astrium, the aerospace subsidiary of defense company EADS, has selected California-based Picarro as the sole provider of in situ instruments for measuring greenhouse gas emissions in London during the 2012 Olympic Games. Since April, Astrium has been piloting its Emissions Measurement Service in London. The EMS uses stationary, airborne and … Read more »