Monday, 8 February 2010
Climate Change Effect on Events...and Contribution from Events: Olympic News
A unprecedented snow-less January has Vancouver Olympic organizers skipping to Plan B and C to ensure at least one venue is 2010 Games-ready. The lack of snow on Cypress Mountain - the site of freestyle and snowboard competitions - is perhaps a sign of global warming, and a huge sustainability issue for event organizers. How do
you host an event relying on snow, when there is none? Solutions have included bringing down snow from higher elevations on the mountain by tractor and helicopter, as well as trucking in snow from as far as 3 hours away from the venue. Is it a case of spending more carbon to manage the impact of more carbon?