The Sustainable 2012 Olympics

Environmental Explorations

As mentioned in my previous blog posts, the 2012 Olympics have gone sustainable. From uniforms to the venues, the Olympic Committee has worked hard to use green and sustainable practices throughout the planning process.

Fair Trade: The Olympics have gone fair trade. From wine to meal plans, the Olympic committee has made this the most sustainable Olympics yet, and fair trade food choice are part of their plan. Here is the definition for anyone who is unfamiliar with fair trade:

Definition: Fairtrade is an organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries to make better trading conditions and promote sustainability. The movement advocates the payment of a higher price to exporters as well as higher social and environmental standards. It focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries, most notably handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine,fresh fruit…

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