With the opening ceremony of the London Olympics only days away, organizers prepare to celebrate what may be the one of the greenest Olympic Games to date 다운로드.
For Olympic organizers, sustainability has been a major focus in planning the Games’ venues. Forbes notes that existing or temporary venues are utilized whenever possible 다운로드. For permanent structures, “Each new venue was required to achieve a minimum 15 percent improvement against Building Regulations.”
The site of London’s Olympic Park has also been noted for its radical transformation 다운로드. Once an industrial area along the River Lea, the site was previously contaminated by “heavy metals, hydrocarbons, arsenic and cyanide,” according to BBC News 크롬 인터넷 영상 다운로드.
At the largest urban park built in Britain in over the century, officials planted 2,000 native trees and 300,00 wetland plants and restored five miles of the River Lea 아이폰에서 음악 다운로드. 110 acres of land were also turned into “reed beds, wet woodlands, grassland and ponds” to encourage the return of wildlife, reported the Press Association 오디오 서프 다운로드.
While British officials originally planned to draw 20 percent of the London Olympics’ power from renewable sources, they fell short of that goal 다운로드. The BioRegional and WWF-UK report explains that only nine percent of on-site energy will be renewable.
Source: Huffington Post Green – London Olympics: Green Games A Goal For Organizers