My name is Mark Aggar and I’m Microsoft’s Environmental Technologist. I work on the Environmental Sustainability team, reporting to our Chief Environmental Strategist, Rob Bernard.
Mine is one of the more unique job titles at Microsoft, and my role is to drive thinking (and action!) about how we reduce the footprint of Information Technology as well as the role that technology can play helping to reduce the footprint of other industries and activities (software for sustainability, or Green by ICT). And because Microsoft is such a heavy user of technology I tend to get involved with our own footprint reduction efforts as well.
I’ll be using this blog to share my thoughts on technology’s role in helping (or hurting) the environment and I hope to have a dialog with you on the various topics I write about.
Suffice it to say that I think I have one of the most interesting and unique jobs at Microsoft and I feel incredibly fortunate to be in a position to make an impact at scale.
You can also check out the official Microsoft Environmental Sustainability team blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/see, where I will be cross-posting occasionally.