Russia is Jailing Environmentalists Who Speak Out Against the Sochi Olympics

February 10, 2014 by  
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Russia has gone through great pains to present the Olympic Games in Sochi as an environmentally responsible event. Yet the environmental damage from Olympic construction has been hard to ignore . And now Russia is jailing environmentalists who are speaking out against the Games’ heavy carbon footprint. Over the past week Russian police have detained two ecologists for allegedly violating the public order, and a third has said she intends to leave Sochi before she’s thrown in jail too. Read the rest of Russia is Jailing Environmentalists Who Speak Out Against the Sochi Olympics Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amnesty international , echo watch north caucasus , environmental damage , federal security service , Green Olympics , igot kharchenko , jailing environmentalists , mzymta river , olympic construction , Olympic Games , shochi , sochi national park , yevgeny vitishko , yulia naberezhnaya        

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Tokyo Wins Bid to Host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games

September 9, 2013 by  
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It is decided: Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge announced the winner at a ceremony held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday. The Japanese capital received 60 votes in the final round while the other finalist, Istanbul, received 36 votes. This is the second time that Tokyo has been chosen to host this mammoth international event; the first was in 1964. Read the rest of Tokyo Wins Bid to Host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo , fukushima daiichi , fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant , Green Olympics , nuclear powere Japan , Olympic Games , Olympic stadium , olympic village , Summer Olympics , Tokyo , Tokyo Games , Tokyo Olympic Stadium , winter olympics        

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BARNagain Solar-Powered Home Built With Family’s Own Reclaimed Wood

September 9, 2013 by  
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The London 2012 Summer Games Were The Greenest Olympics Ever

August 14, 2012 by  
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Before the London 2012 Olympic Games began, we explored how the event had failed to live up to some of the green targets it had set itself. The organizers of London 2012 had always claimed that they would host the ‘greenest Olympics’ ever seen, and according to an group of independent monitors, they have! A new report published by the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012  finds that along with holding a fantastic Games the city’s efforts to recycle and implement other green practices were a complete success. Read the rest of The London 2012 Summer Games Were The Greenest Olympics Ever Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: commission for a sustainable london 2012 , Green Olympics , LOCOG , london 2012 , london 2012 olympic games , London Olympic Cauldron , natural gas , Olympic Cauldron , Recycled Materials , thomas heatherwick , Thomas Heatherwick Olympic Cauldron

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How Green Is The Thomas Heatherwick-Designed 2012 Olympic Cauldron?

August 3, 2012 by  
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The opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games had many highlights, culminating in the lighting of the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Olympic Cauldron . A major aim of the Olympic committee has been to make the London Games as green as possible , but the iconic copper cauldron—beautiful as it may be—is fueled by a steady stream of natural gas. Read the rest of How Green Is The Thomas Heatherwick-Designed 2012 Olympic Cauldron? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Green Olympics , london 2012 , london 2012 olympic games , London Olympic Cauldron , natural gas , Olympic Cauldron , thomas heatherwick , Thomas Heatherwick Olympic Cauldron

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James Corner to Redesign 55-Acre South Plaza of London’s Olympic Park

August 1, 2012 by  
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Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

July 31, 2012 by  
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The Olympic Delivery Authority has installed vertical axis wind turbines in London’s Olympic Park after plans to place a single, giant wind turbine fell through. The London 2012 Olympic Games has received some flak for not meeting its green targets and failing to be the ‘Green Olympics’ that it promised to be, but the installation of the seven qr5 turbines suggests that Olympic organizers are still attempting to meet their sustainable goals. Read the rest of Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , Green Olympics , london 2012 olympic games , london 2012 olympics , Olympic Delivery Authority , quiet revolution , stratford olympic park , vertical axis wind turbines , vertical wind turbines , wind energy

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9 Delectable Fashions Inspired by the Culinary Arts

July 31, 2012 by  
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Food and fashion are two of the world’s greatest indulgences, and it was only a matter of time before those culinary and haute couture creatives found a way to fuse the two fields into one delectable idea . A  new generation of fashion designers is looking to food and cooking for fresh ideas on how to fabricate fashionable and sustainable wares without using traditional textiles. See some of our favorite designs ahead. They’re good enough to eat — literally! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-fashion , edible clothing , edible fashion , Ethical Fashion , gastronomy , green fashion , smartwater , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , wearable technology

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London Pollution Could Hamper Olympic Athletes During the Games

July 16, 2012 by  
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As the world’s various Olympic teams begin to arrive in London , the country’s health experts have warned that potential summer smog could impair the performance and fitness of many of the athletes. Keith Prowse, respiratory consultant and medical adviser to the British Lung Foundation , told The Guardian  that if the city sees a “summer smog” like it has already five time this year,  many athletes could potentially need medication and experience chest pains, sore throats and shortness of breath. Read the rest of London Pollution Could Hamper Olympic Athletes During the Games Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , air pollution olympics , carbon offsetting , environmental impact , Green Olympics , london 2012 , london air pollution , london olympics 2012 , london smog , Olympic Games , olympic games 2012 emissions , Pollution , Sustainable Construction

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6 Ways in Which London 2012 has Failed to be ‘The Green Olympics’

June 29, 2012 by  
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