VANOC is trying to do a lot of things in order to make a 2010 Green Winter Olympics.
One thing they did, was making a purchasing program called, “ Buy Smart. ”
When the suppliers bid on VANOC ’ s business opportunities, they are asked to provide opportunities for disabled people or other sustainable features.
VANOC also tried a lot of other plans.
They are trying to reuse rainwater at the Richmond Oval.
They are trying to donate wood debris from mountain venue sites to regional stream habitat restoring projects.
Lastly, they are also trying to capture wasted heat at the Whistler Sliding Centre and transferring these to other buildings on site.
One thing VANOC made green were buildings.
VANOC is building two Vancouver Olympic Villages.
One is going to be in Vancouver ’ s Southeast False Creek area and the other in Cheakamus Valley.
The one in Southeast will have 16 environmental buildings on an area of 1.4 million square feet.
There will be buildings that will use solar panels and feature green roofs in both villages, which is friendly for the environment.
Rain water will be used for the irrigation of green roofs and landscaping.
Also, hydronic heating will be used for cooling and heating, which are environmentally friendly.
New Canada Line will bring fast and green transportation to Metro Town, Richmond, Downtown Vancouver and the Vancouver international airport.
Greener fleet of busses, hydro busses made a better choice of transportation for the Olympics.
By Eric Wei
$17 million for transit police and security guard on TransLink vehicles, to handle larger crowds.
51% of women think too much is spent on Olympics.
11% Disagree the we should spend more money on the Olympics
Timeline of Budget Changes
1997 /December 15
Vancouver businessman and former owner of the Vancouver Canucks, Arthur Griffiths, and Tourism Vancouver officials talk to reporters about the idea of staging the Games. The initial estimate for the cost of hosting the Olympics is $927 million.
B.C. Auditor general John Doyle charges that the provincial government is hiding the full cost of the Games, and still will not include the billion-dollar Sea-to-Sky Highway improvements, the $900-million.
Mayor Gregor Robertson announces that Vancouver taxpayers might have to pay the entire cost of the Athletes Village development. The total cost of the development is now $875 million, $125 million over budget.
The operating budget now totals $1.76 billion; the venue construction budget totals $580 million.