The Olympics in Vancouver are said to be the most eco-friendly ever, considering the fact that they are using their great imaginations to come up with some very creative ways to help mother Earth, as well as inspiring others to follow in their very desirable (low carbon ; ] ) foot prints.
The Olympic torch is a great symbol in the Olympics, previewing for what is to come in the opening ceremony, Vancouver's Olympic torch was truly what we'd call "green". According to www.ecofriendlymag.com, 90% of the torch was made out of recyclable materials, as well as reducing the average amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere during the usual Olympics.
Say "yay" to the 2010 Olympics because that is not where the "mother Earth approved" changes end.
Electric Zambonis are used to clean off the ice
Public transit is free if you own a ticket to an event that day
The excess heat given off by the ice refrigeration systems is used to heat nearby buildings
The Richmond Olympic oval has a roof which collects rainwater and uses it to help flush toilets in the building and water nearby trees
Instead of using generators they use hydro-electric power for their energy needs
And last but certainly not least I present you with what I describe as one of the most creative ways to save the environment; those Olympic medals you see the athletes win, well have you ever wondered what they were made of? Yeah duh, gold, silver, and bronze, but have you ever asked yourself "where did they get all of that metal?" Well this year's 2010 Olympics got there metal from melted down circuit boards!
Congratulations to all of the Olympic athletes, and the very creative crew behind the scenes that made this eco-friendly Olympics possible!