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Ready, Steady, Go GREEN2014 - the environmental legacy of the Games

Lori McElroy, Architecture and Design Scotland

26/06/2014
Blog / Environment
Lori McElroy from Architecture and Design Scotland shares some of the highlights of the environmental Legacy 2014 programme GREEN2014.

With nearly 6,000 visitors already visiting the exhibition and over 200 people attending related events, GREEN2014 at The Lighthouse, Glasgow, is proving a popular place to explore the great variety of legacy projects supported by Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and other partners.

The exhibition features everything from urban bee keeping and recycling initiatives to explorations of the venues and the people who are already benefitting from them –  including a talented 12 year old cyclist using the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and the greenskeeper at Kelvingrove Bowling Greens.  Follow the timeline of events, find out more about Glasgow’s rich sporting history and track record of hosting world-class events and understand what makes Glasgow2014’s approach unique.

GREEN2014 tells the environmental story of the Games in an engaging and meaningful way, communicating and demonstrating the innovative ideas and thinking behind the Games and mapping out the scale of physical and social change.

It explores the strong link between better places and better lives – demonstrated through live projects that are changing people’s lives and creating a lasting legacy.

GREEN2014 explores how the lessons from delivering a sustainable Commonwealth Games in Glasgow can be rolled out in other towns and cities across Scotland making a lasting impact.

GREEN2014: the environmental legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games at The Lighthouse in Glasgow has been organised by Architecture and Design Scotland, and launched in April. It will run until 24 of October and will continuously be updated with events and new elements of the exhibition. #green2014legacy

Find out more about upcoming events from Architecture and Design Scotland