Tuesday, August 2, 2011

5 ways the London 2012 Olympics is going green

It’s being celebrated as the “greenest” Olympics ever, and organizers are beaming about innovations that will cut the carbon footprint of the entire project by 50 percent. Everything is being designed for low carbon emissions, low waste and green transportation. Discovery Student Adventures will be in London next year and our travelers will help make history by assisting in a conservation project for the Olympics.

In a nutshell, here are the environmentally friendly schemes organizers have planned:

• At the Olympic village, carbon emissions will be cut down by 50% and the entire project will be 25% more energy-efficient, compared to current building regulations
• 20% of the required energy for the Olympic Village and Park will be provided by renewable energy
• 20% of the construction materials, and around 90% of the demolished buildings will be recycled or reused
• Water used at the Olympic village will be 20% less than average
• 10 miles of new routes for walking and 30 miles of new cycling tracks will be built

What conservation methods to you practice to help keep our world green?

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