March 2011

So Much for Green Olympics

We keep hearing about how the 2014 Olympics are supposed to be the greenest sporting event in history, yet more and more evidence keeps mounting that supports the exact opposite. I’ve always maintained that the Olympics are one of the most wasteful events on Earth (and I’m definitely not alone in these beliefs), and it turns out that 2014, which has been foretold as being the “Greenest” Olympics Ever!, is already resulting in plenty of environmental destruction—so much, in fact, that Greenpeace Russia and World Wildlife Fund Russia are refusing to endorse their country’s claims of greenery.