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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 »

Dow Sochi 2014 Olympic partner

Dow to Offset Sochi Olympics’ Travel Carbon Footprint

Sochi 2014 will be the first Olympic Games to offset 100 percent of the estimated travel footprint associated with spectators and media, amounting to 160,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions, according to Olympic partner Dow Chemical, which is implementing energy efficient and low-carbon technologies to mitigate the event’s carbon … Read more »

Russia Dumps Olympics Construction Waste, Breaks ‘Cleanest Games’ Pledge

Russia has been dumping waste from construction projects associated with the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, breaking a zero waste pledge the country made as a central pillar of its Olympic bid, reports the Associated Press. Russia’s bid promised “the cleanest games ever,” pledging to refrain from dumping construction waste … Read more »

Xylem

Contract Wins: Xylem, Tetra Tech, Presona, Rotork, Abt Associates

Xylem has won a contract worth RMB 11.48 million ($1.87 million) to provide an ozone generation and introduction system to help ensure a safe municipal water supply in the Jinshan district of Shanghai. Xylem will provide its Wedeco-branded ozone generation and introduction system and will also provide its integrated service … Read more »