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Green Olympics

Russia Breaks 'Zero Waste' Olympic Pledge

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 12.29.2013 | Green

AKHSHTYR, Russia — AKHSHTYR, Russia (AP) — Trucks rumble to the edge of a gigantic pit filled with spray cans, tires and foam sheets and dump ...

The Green Games

Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

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 ...

London Olympics Go For Environmental Gold

Posted 03.14.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Josh Lew: In 2010, Vancouver set a high standard for environmentally friendly Olympics with sustainability initiatives...

Will London 2012 be The Greenest Olympics?

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Vancouver was praised for hosting the "greenest Olympics ever" with LEED certified buildings, the use of recaptured gas and the construction of a hydr...

Vancouver 2010: Going For Green? (VIDEO)

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The organisers of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler are hoping for gold stars as they seek to set new environmental standards for the...

Chicago Promises Greenest Summer Olympics Ever In 2016

Associated Press | Caryn Rousseau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Plants cool 3 million square feet of rooftops throughout the city. Wind, hydropower and biofuels provide one-fifth of its energy. And last ...

Chicago Olympics Group Goes Green

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago 2016, the group behind the city's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, is going green. The non-profit organization has j...

Can The World's Greenest [Insert Event Here] Have Lasting Effects?

GreenBiz, Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Alternately calling the recently completed Olympic Games in Beijing "The Mass Transit Olympics," "The Green Olympics" and "The High-Tech Olympics" -- ...

Beijing's Green Olympics: How Green Are The Games?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The events leading up to today's opening ceremony illuminated much of Beijing's environmental issues. China went to great efforts to reduce the city's...

Nude Olympic Swimmer's, Anti-Fur Protest Shutdown (PHOTOS)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

**SCROLL DOWN FOR THE AMANDA BEARD PHOTO IN THE PETA AD** BEIJING, China -- Olympic swimming gold medalist Amanda Beard had to launch her naked, anti...

Green Olympics: Top 15 Eco-Activist Olympians

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In this year's Olympics, fifteen eco-activist athletes will champion for their homelands and eco-friendly causes. As UN "Champions of the Environment...