With its medal-winning hand-held camera work, Oana and I have created this whistle-stop, sustainability-spotting guide to a few of the green features at the London 2012 Olympic park and village. If you have your own images and videos of anything that impressed you – or disappointed you – at the ‘greenest Games ever’, do tell [...]Read more
Simon Lewis – Olympics team:
I run the small-but-perfectly-formed sports desk at Panda Towers, working tirelessly to make sport, and especially the London 2012 Olympics, more sustainable. Family Lewis eke out an eco-existence in Sussex-by-the-sea, chopping logs, growing spuds and trying to run a car on old chip fat.
My sporting highlight was (just about) seeing Usain Bolt run from the far top and back of the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing. And my lowlight was sinking in a rowing eight in the Thames. In November.
WWF have been working for years to reduce the impact of mega-sporting events around the world. In the UK we have been working since 2004 on the One Planet Olympics programme we created with London 2012.
My blog aims to give ‘behind the scenes’ views from those working to make sport and the Olympics more green.
My latest posts
Before the Games in June, Katherine Symonds from Coca-Cola told us about what they would be doing to keep a lid on their Olympic waste and drive a legacy of recycling for London. Now, with the Olympics behind us and the Paralympics underway, Katherine has found time to tell us more about their sustainability initiatives [...]Read more
As the best-attended Paralympic Games in history gets underway, I’ve been watching keenly to see how the transition between Olympics and Paralympics would be achieved according to ‘One Planet 2012’ sustainable principles. The Games always has a huge amount of what event experts call ‘overlay’ – banners, signs, uniforms, promotional materials and so on. In [...]Read more