Beijing and Vancouver are the cities of the next Summer and Winter Olympic games, respectively. They have joined forces with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to call car owners in the two cities to drive one day less in 2007 to mark the World Environment Day.

In Beijing the Construction and Environment Department of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) asked the staff to do their part in creating conditions for one more "blue sky" in the Chinese capital. 283 staff members kept their cars at home and took either the bike or the bus. 78 took the shuttle bus to work. The rest of the staff committed to drive one day less in the rest of the year.

The BOCOG and Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau launched similar initiatives a couple of times last year

[Source: BOCOG]


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