VANOC celebrates leading examples of innovation in sustainability with the launch of the Vancouver 2010 Sustainability Star program. The program recognizes initiatives by Games partners, sponsors and VANOC that demonstrate positive and measurable social, economic and environmental impacts. To learn more, read about our “Star Studded Games”.

The stars are grouped alphabetically by their chief benefit, be it environmental, social or economic; however, overlap between benefits exists in many cases.

1-15 of 62 items Vancouver 2010 Sustainability Star recipients:

2010 Legacies Now

2010 Legacies Now is a not-for-profit organization that is leveraging opportunities associated with hosting the Games in Vancouver to create social and economic benefits in British Columbia. >>>

Atos Origin Carbon Reduction

Atos Originhelps VANOC achieve its carbon reduction goals through in a number of ways. Reducing energy needs, Atos Origin selects computers which use fifty per cent less electricity than previous models. >>>

BC Hydrogen Highway

The BC Hydrogen Highway is an intra-government industry initiative showcasing hydrogen and fuel-cell technology such as fuel-cell vehicles, fueling stations and demonstration sites. >>>

BC Hydro - “Power the Games: Save Like a Champion” Outreach

BC Hydro’s outreach team tours the province this year to show British Columbians how they can contribute to a green Games legacy. With the Save like a Champion program, BC Hydro is challenging 210,000 people to join Team Power Smart by 2010 to set and achieve a 10 per cent conservation target. >>>

BC Hydro’s Green Energy Innovations

BC Hydro’s Green Energy Innovations project supplies clean power to the 2010 Winter Games, including hydroelectricity, to replace a significant number of diesel generators. >>>

BC Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport: ActNow BC

ActNowBC is an integrated provincial health promotion strategy encouraging people to eat healthier foods and be more physically active, stop smoking and make healthy choices during pregnancy. The Province of British Columbia’s goal is to be the healthiest jurisdiction to host an Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. >>>

Bell’s contribution to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC)

Bell’s $3 million contribution to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) enabled a unique collaboration between the peoples of the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations, and helped to create a lasting legacy for all the people of British Columbia. >>>

Bell’s IP and Wireless Networks

Bell’s IP and Wireless Networks created for the 2010 Winter Games have generated environmental, social and economic benefits for the region. The implementation of 285 km of fibre-optics for the Games, in and between Vancouver and Whistler, has exceeded industry standards. >>>

Bell Vancouver Agreement Donation

As part of Bell’s commitment to VANOC and the Games, Bell donated $1.5 million to the Vancouver Agreement. Together with the federal, provincial and municipal governments, Bell’s financial commitment has been dedicated to the economic revitalization of the Downtown Eastside. >>>

Birks & Mayors Sustainability Purchasing

Inspired by VANOC’s Buy Smart Program, Birks developed and systematically deployed its own sustainability purchasing (ethical sourcing) program. >>>

Bombardier and VANOC Torch Footprint Reduction

Bombardier partnered with VANOC to design and manufacture an Olympic torch with a minimal environmental footprint. Ninety per cent of the materials used in torch production, including the sheet molding compound, were selected for their recyclability. >>>

Buy Smart Sustainable Procurement - VANOC and 2010 Commerce Centre

The Buy Smart program, run by VANOC and the Province of British Columbia’s 2010 Commerce Centre, uses the purchasing power of the Games to support ethical sourcing and enhance the social, environmental and economic performance of the Games and the Games supply chain. >>>

Canadian Pacific Locomotives

Canadian Pacific will be using 20 GE Evolution(R) Series locomotives to move Games equipment and goods by train. >>>

Canadian Paralympic Committee and Petro-Canada: “It’s The Real Deal” Paralympic Schools Program

This program is a free online resource for teachers. Designed by educators, for educators, it offers multimedia lessons, lesson plans and activities focused on the five core curriculum subjects at schools across Canada. >>>

Canadian Paralympic Committee and WorkSafeBC: Speaker Series

WorkSafeBC and the Canadian Paralympic Committee have partnered to create a regional speakers’ program where athletes talk to students and community groups about their lives, injuries and what they’ve overcome to become world-class athletes. >>>

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