While they only had 4 athletes in the 2010 winter olympics, Icelanders come from a country where about 81% of the energy used comes from renewable sources.
The world’s greenest countries not only competed in the Vancouver Olympics, they did very well. Norway, ranked the third greenest country by a Yale study, won 23 medals. Sweden, ranked second, won 11 medals. Switzerland, which was number one, won 9 medals. The United States seems to be better at winning medals that going green; it was listed as the 39th greenest country.
Here are the top ten countries on Yale’s list:
5. Costa Rica
7. New Zealand
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