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Raising the Bar Vancouver2010 The Ann Du y Group

What are Sustainable Sport Events? They are more than focusing on green Games. Sport connects and inspires us to be our best, strive for big goals and make a positive di erence for the host region and country. Best practices and new international standards have helped to de ne what Sustainable Games mean: providing an accessible and inclusive setting for all providing a safe and secure atmosphere having minimal negative impacts on the environment encouraging healthy living promoting responsible sourcing delivering excellent customer experience encouraging more sustainable behaviour leaving a positive legacy The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games held a mighty vision A stronger Canada whose spirit is raised by its passion for sport, culture and sustainability. The vision set in motion a pathway to support better decision-making. The project focused on minimising negative environmental, social and economic impacts and maximising positive bene ts to support meaningful legacies. The e orts led to unprecedented Aboriginal participation, alongside collaboration with social enterprises and inner-city groups, New innovations on managing the Games carbon footprint with government partners and sponsors were fostered. New levels of engagement with the public, athletes, Paralympic Movement and

digital community were achieved. The ripple e ect has left a series of domestic and international legacies. London 2012s sustainability platform will set a new and exciting bar for Summer Games. For Vancouver2010, the environmental outcomes included the greenest Olympic district in North America with all new facilities built to minimum LEED silver green building standards; achieving 15% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions across the board, investing in the clean technology sector along with an unprecedented levels of participation from corporate partners. Social outcomes focused on greater accessibility and inclusion. Examples include carpentry skills training opportunities leading to 11,000 Gamesrelated items valued at $2.3 million, $5.7 million in Games-related procurement opportunities for inner-city enterprises, Aboriginal engagement in Games decisionmaking, and $54 million in procurement opportunities. 50,000 tickets were distributed to youth and families who would otherwise have been unable to attend the Games. The Travelsmart2010 strategy reduced vehicle tra c and increased sustainable modes of travel. Economic outcomes included $277 million in VANOC contracts issued through the BuySmart programme, ensuring sustainability and ethical attributes were considered in procurement and licensing activities, 51% of spending with locally based suppliers and 39% of spending in BC and Canada, and 62 measureable innovations by Games sponsors, partners and VANOC. Sport for Sustainable Living outcomes branded under the banner Do Your Part led to enduring changes in behavior. For example, investments in infrastructure and

public engagement initiatives enabled a shift toward public transit by event attendants with sustained enhanced transit use since the Games. Venues designed for local communities, athletes and visitors enjoy multi-use along with sport development and recreation programming. Ann Du y was the architect for Vancouver2010s Sustainability Management and Reporting System, an Olympic Games rst. She and her team developed the BuySmart Program, the management and reporting approach, innovation recognition, and engagement programmes enabled through collaboration. Through Transfer of Knowledge Sessions with London 2012 and Sochi 2014, this integrated approach has been shared. The Ann Du y Group has since advised Sochi 2014 on its Sustainability Strategy and management approach, ensuring relevancy to the Russian scene. Current projects include practical and collaborative approaches to sustainability and legacy planning with Toronto2015 Pan Am Para Pan Games and a 2020 Summer Olympic Games Bid City.

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