On March 30-31, the International Olympic Committee, along with VANOC and
corporate sponsors, are hosting the 8th World Sport and the Environment
Conference in Vancouver, Canada. Their goal is to promote the 2010 Winter
Games as making positive contributions for "social, economic and
environmental benefit." In reality, the Olympic Industry causes
large-scale environmental destruction and negative social impacts, as do
many of its corporate sponsors. Many politicians (mayors of Vancouver and
Whistler, BC Premier Campbell, and BC and Federal Environment Ministers),
VANOC/IOC officials, and executives of major corporations (such as
Coca-Cola, Teck Cominco, BC Hydro, RBC, and GE) will be speaking.
These companies, and more, will be represented by executives
at the World Sport and Environment Conference.
The 2010 Games will be one of the most ecologically damaging in history,
featuring clear cuts, mountain blasting and destruction of vital habitats,
road construction (and expansion of traffic), gravel mining (major damage
to fish stocks), massive consumption of steel, plastics, cement, water,
wood, etc., threats to animal populations, unnecessary luxury buildings etc.
Join the Olympic Resistance Network and other concerned groups and
individuals to oppose the corporate green wash of the Olympic Games. Stand with your community and for your environment on March 30 as we
protest during their 'gala' dinner reception!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the ORN event poster or make your own.
Facebook event listing: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140689755075
Promotional info, schedule and full speakers list for the Sport and Environment Conference is available at: www.wcse2009.com
Free food and facepainting.
Wear green and camo