Microsoft commits to being carbon neutral

Microsoft has today announced that we plan to be carbon neutral across all our direct operations beginning on July 1st 2012 – the beginning of our next financial year. Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist at Microsoft commented on the software enabled earth blog: Today, we are announcing that we are making the commitment to become…


EPA names the Top 50 green power purchasers in the U.S.

Earlier today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an updated list of the Top 50 purchasers on green power in the United States including clean, renewable electricity from solar, wind, and low-impact hydropower. The top ten purchasers are: Intel Kohl’s Department Stores Microsoft Wal-Mart Whole Foods Market Staples City of Houston, TX Starbucks City…


Earth Day 2012: A progress report

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Software Enabled Earth blog. By Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist at Microsoft Corporation Three years ago, Microsoft adopted a broad environmental strategy that included commitments both to reduce the impact of our operations and products and to accelerate the use of information technology in addressing serious environmental…


From a Lion to a Mouse; remote computing access provides a different way of life in Kenya

Students using Windows MultiPoint Server at the Kisapuk Community Center in southern Kenya A few weeks ago, our colleagues on Microsoft’s Environmental Sustainability Team shared a blog post on how Windows MultiPoint Server was enabling increased access to computer education and training, while using solar power in low-cost computing environments. The project was created with…

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