What is the first thing we think of when we think of the Olympic and Paralympic Games? Surely we could make a somewhat extensive list: athletes, medals, podiums, large facilities, media and calculations in terms of balance between cost and economic benefit; feelings of joy, reward, etc.
But rarely, we can relate the concept we have of such an event with caring for the environment. But this year, the Tokyo Olympics 2021, invites us to reflect and leaves us as an example of an optimal and sustainable celebration to its celebration, which will be carried out with carbon neutralizers and a wide use of green technologies.
Basically, they will focus on saving energy consumption and the use of renewable energy and low carbon footprint technologies to reduce emissions of that greenhouse gas as much as possible. With the participation of workers, business managers and citizens.
As a result, around 60% of the venues are in existing facilities, which will reduce the environmental impact by reducing construction activity, while the new spaces have been built with environmentally friendly technologies and ensure a low footprint usage. carbon.
In addition, medals have been produced from the recycling of electronic devices and plastic household items. , for the creation of the 5 000 medals that will be awarded to the athletes.
In this way and with countless other examples, complying with its slogan “Be better, together. For the planet and the people ”, the development of sustainable Olympics will be achieved to preserve the environment where they compete, introducing environmental criteria that reduce the loss of natural resources and atmospheric pollution present in the competitions.