17 Apr '12, 9am

New Campaign to Vote for the Worst Corporate Sponsor of London's 2012 Olympics

New Campaign to Vote for the Worst Corporate Sponsor of London's 2012 Olympics

Not everyone is proud of London's upcoming 2012 Olympics. A campaign called Greenwash Gold 2012 has been launched to name and shame the three worst Olympic sponsors: Rio Tinto, Dow and BP. Three organisations: London Mining Network , Bhopal Medical Appeal and UK Tar Sands Network have accused these multinationals of using the Olympics as a "smokescreen for environmental and human rights abuses the world over." They are asking the public to vote on "who is covering up the most environmental destruction and devastating the most communities while pretending to be a good corporate citizen by sponsoring the Olympic games?" Three short animation films have been made, one for each of the sponsors, outlining the ethical problems and issues. The winner of the public vote will get the inglorious medal: the Greenwash Gold for 2012. BP is nominated for exploiting fossil fuels across t...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/greenw...

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