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Sustainability key at Paralympics too

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 […]

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Fiona Pelham at the football during London 2012 Olympics

London 2012’s legacy – setting new environmental standards for all events?

Fiona Pelham, chair of the ISO20121 committee, considers the long-term sustainability legacy of the London 2012 Games. “So what will be the main legacies of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games? This question has been asked constantly since 2005, and now, as the time for ‘legacy’ gets closer, the interest in it is growing. […]

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Bradley Wiggins nears the finish at the London 2012 time trial

What’s the Olympic connection between Britain’s most famous sideburns and saving the rainforest?

With Wiggo-mania sweeping the country and sideburns of rainforest proportions tipped to be this year’s male fashion must-have, we can look back at what is already an astonishing summer for British cycling and look forward to the prospect of more medals on the Olympic track. But what’s all that got to do with conservation?! Well there […]

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The London 2012 Olympic stadium © jeffowenphotos

BioRegional: making London 2012 sustainable

WWF’s partnership with BioRegional, a fantastic social enterprise that helps organisations worldwide to be sustainable, has been a huge part of our work to make London 2012 the greenest Olympics ever. From the BioRegional office in BedZED, the first-of-its-kind sustainable community  in South London that the organisation helped create, BioRegional’s Olympic manager Duncan Cowan Gray […]

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View from space overlooking planet earth Video

The greatest stadium on Earth?

So what’s the greatest sports stadium on the planet – and why does it deserve our protection? Watch this short film to find out… With the Olympics in everyone’s thoughts, it’s a timely reminder about easy-to-overlook connections between healthy outdoor pursuits and a healthy outdoor environment – linking sports and the natural world, beautifully… Got […]

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