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Paralympics & Sustainable Sportsmanship

by ethicalDeal Marketing Coordinator Meaghan (Meg) Orlinski. (This is a series on greening the Olympics.  You can read the introduction here.)

London 2012 sustainable stadium

London’s Olympic Stadium is the most sustainable in the world.

I’m experiencing Olympic withdrawal. The dazzle, pageantry, heart, pride and spirit of the Olympic games leaves us wanting more. Luckily on August 29th, the Paralympic Games will start and dazzle us once again by the best the world has to offer. This year we are being asked to meet the Super Humans. I can’t wait to get my sportsmanship fix!

The Paralympics events may be the saving grace of world sports this year. Its promotional campaign highlights that this is a game about personal triumph. Although we all loved the Olympic games, this year was particularly marred with sportsmanship-lacking scandals. Racist tweets, countless doping disqualifications, tanked badminton games, heavily debatable judging, lewd mayors, record low tickets and corporate sponsors with mismatched values took away from the true meaning of the Olympics. The original values? Friendship, Excellence, Respect. 

 

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Four Natural Health Products Olympians Love

by ethicalDeal Marketing Coordinator Meaghan (Meg) Orlinski. (This is a series on greening the Olympics.  You can read the introduction here.)

natural first aidImage from Beautyideas.com  

It was the fall of 2009. I had move from Toronto to Pemberton (a tiny town just north of Whistler) to pursue my own Olympic dreams of working for the 2010 “Green Olympics”. When I arrived, I landed a part-time job at the town’s local health food store. It was a fantastic job and learning experience, I recommend it to anyone! The coolest part was some of Canada’s ski and snowboard team were regular customers. Here are four of the most popular natural health products they loved to use!

 

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The Green Olympics: How Does Sustainability Come Into Play?

by ethicalDeal Marketing Coordinator Meaghan (Meg) Orlinkski

Meaghan Orlinski's olympic souvenirs

In 2003 Vancouver was awarded the bid for the 2010 Olympic games. This happened to be the first year I lived in Whistler. I remember the pros and cons of the Olympic debate was a daily subject in the village. One of the shinning pros of the bid was that organizers promised these Olympics would be the green Olympics. The Olympic Bid Committee talked of the integration of healthy and sustainable practices into all accounts of the game to be considerate of the sensitive environmental nature of the Sea to Sky Valley.

This would be my introduction to sustainable design. I was in love.

 

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