The 2010 Vancouver Olympics go green for this term, as Canada attempts to be the greenest Olympics ever. As medals for these events are made of recycled precious metals, the organizing committee, VANOC, also hope to offset a large portion of the carbon emissions caused by this world-watched event.
Sponsored by Offsetters, their official goal is cut down carbon emissons by 44%. From the money that’s saved, it will then be funneled into projects with a clean energy mandate in British Columbia. Furthermore, they also encourage spectators and sponsors to calculate their own personal carbon footprint at their website.
If you’re curious about your footprint, you should definitely check the website out.