Olympics 2012 going green with plans for new meadow

The Olympics is going green. As well as creating thousands of trades jobs and the money that will be generated through tourism in two years time, the London 2012 Olympics is doing its bit for the environment, by unveiling plans for new green areas around the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Village.

With green living and eco-friendly initiatives an important issue at the moment, the Olympic Delivery Authority have set up a riverbank meadow next to the Olympic Stadium that will be rich with colour and wildlife.

Ten football fields worth of nectar-rich wild-flower meadows will add colour to the Olympic Park and are designed to flower just before the Opening Ceremony of the Games in two years time. Olympic Delivery Authority Chief Executive David Higgins is in favour of the new meadow, saying:

“The wild flower meadows, wetlands, woods and lawns in the Olympic Park will provide a green and colourful setting in 2012 and a new great park for people and wildlife after the Games.”

As well as the meadows, the Olympic Delivery Authority revealed last month that thousands of new trees and new parks, play areas and open spaces are set to be built on the Athletes’ Village site. 2,000 new trees and 100,000 plants will be placed in the area, which will house all athletes during the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Olympic committee also revealed that once the Olympics have finished, the Athlete’s Village will be transformed into 2,818 new homes, of which half of them will be affordable housing. This will create more trades jobs in London as a result of the new homes being built.

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Posted on September 6, 2010, in electrician, plumbing, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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