Rising East Essays

Vol 2, Series 1, No 5 April 24th 2010

It May Not Wash Off: unforeseen liabilities of claiming the ‘Greenest Games’

Maxine Newlands

It’s hard to keep up with sustainability. Claims that the London Olympics would be the greenest games yet, came trippingly off the tongue a couple of years ago. But accusations of ‘greenwashing’ are now rife; and in some ways London 2012 seems to have tripped up on the green agenda. Maxine Newlands shows how the Olympics site has become an environmental minefield. Full essay


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