Toyota to roll out 3,700 green vehicles for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Its preliminary calculations suggest emissions will average less than 80g/km when compared to a similar sized fleet of mostly conventional petrol and diesel models

Tokyo 2020: Finishing line in sight for sustainable medals

All the medals for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo will be made from recycled materials

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Asics sprints towards sustainability with recycled Olympic kits

The sportswear brand is recycling old clothes to make uniforms for Japan’s Olympic and Paralympic teams in 2020

Toyota to roll-out driverless EVs at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The firm’s Concept-i vehicles will form part of a larger fleet of more than 3,000 low carbon passenger vehicles

Rio’s Olympic rings get gold for sustainability

The six metre tall Olympic rings on Rio’s Copacabana beach are made of recycled plastic bottles. Dutch refillable plastic bottle manufacturer Dopper is behind the construction of the six by three metre decorative Olympic rings by the Beach volleyball courts. The firm claims it’s helping to reduce the rapidly growing volume of plastic waste around […]

Carbon offsetting body welcomes first Canadian member

A trade association for carbon management and offsetting has welcomed its first Canadian member. By joining the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA), the firm has committed to following the body’s Code of Best Practice. Offsetters was the official supplier of carbon offsets for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – the […]

Olympics sustainability champ wins women’s engineering gong

A sustainability advisor for two Olympics games took home one of the top gongs at the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) awards yesterday night. Held at the Science Museum in London, the awards recognise the best women in the business for leadership skills and excellence, from schoolroom to the boardroom including engineers and academics. […]

The Market Report – 12th September

What were the major influences on energy prices this summer? Did the Olympics have an effect on prices? Hear about the latest trends in energy in a special edition from Magali Hodgson, npower’s Optimisation Desk Manager.

Olympics swimming venue wins sustainability ‘gold’

Team GB may have missed out on a gold medal at the Olympic aquatic sports centre this summer – but the venue itself has been given top rating for its environmental credentials. According to the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), the swimming centre has environmentally friendly cooling systems which should set an example for Games […]

Blog: So you’re an Olympic sponsor – so watt?

The sheer power of the moment when the huge bronzed Olympic cauldron burst into flames in the darkened Olympic Stadium over the weekend is undeniable. For millions watching in Great Britain and around the world, it’s an image that will be burned into the memory for years to come. Hoping to latch onto the unforgettable […]