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Title: Environment

Subtitle: 2026 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES BID

Description: <p>Environmental sustainability is a priority for Council and The City of Calgary and a key focus in <a href="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b4fa7bfb40b9d9e86b0b8cb/t/5b9805571ae6cf6611856204/1536689503795/BidCo+HostingPlan+Condensed.Web.Sept10.pdf" target="_blank">Calgary 2026’s Draft Hosting Plan Concept</a>.​</p> <p>Environmental sustainability is about actions to keep our communities, air, water and land healthy today and for the future.</p>

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2026 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES BIDEnvironment

Environmental sustainability is a priority for Council and The City of Calgary and a key focus in Calgary 2026’s Draft Hosting Plan Concept.​

Environmental sustainability is about actions to keep our communities, air, water and land healthy today and for the future.

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Calgary 2026’s Draft Hosting Plan Concept


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Description: <p>Calgary 2026’s draft hosting plan proposed five ways to protect the environment, if Calgary hosted the Games:</p> <ol><li>Use energy and transportation for the Games that will not harm the environment</li> <li>Reuse, reduce and recycle as much as possible before, during and after the Games</li> <li>Plan a Games’ food program based on Alberta’s agriculture and cuisine</li> <li>Build Indigenous knowledge into ways to connect to and protect the land</li> <li>Protect the natural environment, wildlife habitat and routes when building or upgrading Games venues<br /></li></ol>

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Environmental sustainability​

Calgary 2026’s draft hosting plan proposed five ways to protect the environment, if Calgary hosted the Games:

  1. Use energy and transportation for the Games that will not harm the environment
  2. Reuse, reduce and recycle as much as possible before, during and after the Games
  3. Plan a Games’ food program based on Alberta’s agriculture and cuisine
  4. Build Indigenous knowledge into ways to connect to and protect the land
  5. Protect the natural environment, wildlife habitat and routes when building or upgrading Games venues

Potential benefits and risks of hosting the Games


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Benefits

  • Smart venue concept: Put existing and new venues in four main areas to help reduce travel times, costs and the effect of vehicles on the environment.
  • Zero waste: A zero-waste goal that aims to send as little waste as possible to our landfills.
  • Local resources: Using local services, goods, equipment and materials, which also helps reduce travel distances 
  • Fit with City policies (Environmental policy), strategies and plans, including The City’s Carbon Management and Climate Resilience strategies and protecting the environment for the long term.

Risks

  • Hosting an event of this size will have some impacts on the environment
  • The draft hosting plan does not remove all the effects on the environment, but aims to reduce them
  • Living up to the environmental goals in the draft hosting plan may be difficult
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Aligning with City priorities


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The City reviewed the draft hosting plan to see how well it fits with Citizen Priorities, Council Directives, City policies, strategies and long-term capital and financial plans.

The Council Directives directly linked to this topic

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