Winter Olympic Medals - Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Green?
Of the many initiatives by the Vancouver Olympic Committee to promote sustainability, one of the coolest involves the ultimate symbol of the games -- the Olympic medals. Did you know they are made from old computer parts?
According to the CBC, "6.8 metric tons of scrap circuit board was diverted from landfills" to make the 615 gold, silver, and bronze medals.
Visit the official Vancouver 2010 website to learn more about sustainability efforts taken to prepare for the upcoming games.