PHOTOS: Sustainability at the London Olympics

In case you've been hiding under a rock all weekend, the London Summer Olympics began on Friday. The games, which are expected to draw more than 1 million spectators to downtown London, promise to be the most sustainable Olympic events ever, according to the U.K. Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), the organization responsible for constructing event venues. To find out how the ODA is shrinking the footprint of the summer games, let's take a look inside the Olympic Park and see how it was designed with the planet in mind.

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Mary Mazzoni

Based in the Phoenix metro area, Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.