olympic games

Rio 2016 Olympic bid includes planting trees

October 2, 2009 / No Comments

Brazilians have planted some 46,000 trees to neutralize all of the carbon emitted during Rio de Janeiro's bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In fact, concern for the environment is one of the pillars of the Rio 2016 bid, and the saplings are part of the state government’s “Rio 2016 Zero Carbon” project. In all, Rio 2016 will ...

Chicago 2016 Olympic bid is blue-green

October 1, 2009 / 2 Comments

Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics is bold. It’s exciting. And, it’s green. In fact, Chicago 2016 organizers even call their concept of the Olympics the “Blue-Green Games.” Blue for clean air and water. And, green for parks and nature. Together, the blue and green combine to create the ideal conditions necessary for optimal athletic performance. What’s more, Chicago 2016 organizers have ...

China Turns Pandas into Olympic Ambassadors

July 29, 2008 / No Comments

If you build it they will come. If you stage them, they will come. If you put the pandas on display, they will come.  Beijing has brought 8 Giant Pandas to the city and put them on display for Olympic visitors and elsewise. Since June 5th, more than 1 million people have come to see the ambassadors for sport, the ...

How Much Energy Can You Buy with $8.8 Billion?

July 22, 2008 / No Comments

Beijing is a city of about 11 million people. Since 2001, in the lead up to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games the city has spent some $8.8 billion to improve its power supply capability. What does the city have to show for it? 1. Total power supply capability is up 124% 2. The city now has 344 transformer sub-stations 3. The sub-stations ...