Last month, it was the little wind farm.
A week ago, the waste management infrastructure. Now,
it’s a 427-foot wind turbine once slated for Olympic Park. Everywhere
you look, London’s 2012 Olympics have scrapped or hedged on some
aspect of their environmental goals, casting doubt on whether there’s
even such a thing as Green Games.
many ways, it’s an old story. Ask anyone in Montreal or Athens, and
they’ll tell you, the Olympics are a high-stakes gamble, and the house
almost always wins. London, with its lofty environmentalism, was supposed to be different. It still might be. But time’s starting to run out. And Almost Green Games just doesn’t have the same ring.
[Via UK Guardian]