At the launch event of the Greenwash Gold 2012 campaign we heard from representatives of communities affected by the environmentally and socially destructive activities of three Olympic sponsors – Rio Tinto, Dow Chemical and BP. Our guests had travelled from across the world to give testimonies of their peoples’ sufferings.
Women from Mongolia, Utah and ex-Olympic athlete arrive in London for 2012 Medals Protest “Devastating” Rio Tinto mines providing metals for the 2012 medals
Women from Mongolia, Utah and ex-Olympic athlete arrive in London for 2012 Medals Protest
“Devastating” Rio Tinto mines providing metals for the 2012 medals
An activist from Mongolia, a mother from Utah and an ex-member of the US Olympic bobsled team are arriving in London this weekend to highlight the devastating impact that Rio Tinto-operated mines providing the medals for the 2012 games are having on their respective countries.
Olympic sponsors slammed in new campaign to vote for “Greenwash Gold” Rio Tinto, Dow Chemicals and BP targeted by coalition of environmental and human rights organisations
Greenwash Gold 2012 launch event taking place 16/04/12 at Amnesty Human Rights Centre from 7pm.
The choice of BP as Sustainability Partner for the London 2012 Olympics sounds like a sick joke, considering its record of environmental devastation around the world. There’s clearly an urgent need for the Olympics organisers to broaden their definition of ‘sustainability’ and start applying it to their choice of sponsor.
The metal for the 2012 medals will come from Salt Lake City and the Gobi desert. Richard Harkinson introduces activists fighting Rio Tinto plc’s hazardous mines.