Will Olympics Earn Green Medal for London?

The 2012 Olympics are hoped to create a big economic boost for host city London. The event's long-term impacts on the environment, though, are still hard for organizers to predict.
May 25, 2011, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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Organizers have pledged to make the Olympic Park leave a beneficial environmental legacy, and environmentalists are especially hoping the park will help the city recharge its groundwater to stave off further droughts.

"The sustainability pledge, to which both the UK government Boris Johnson have subscribed, is set out on page 11 of the boldly-entitled Towards One Planet 2012 sustainability plan and articulated in updated policy form on page 93.

The environment committee's chair Murad Qureshi AM wants to find out more about what will happen on the 45 hectares of green space already boldly written in to the park's maps of tomorrow and on additional stretches of open land."

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Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in The Guardian
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