Photo Tour: Canopy and Microsoft Plant 110 Trees for 500 Students in East Palo Alto

On October 6, more than 500 volunteers of all ages joined Canopy and Microsoft at Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto to plant 110 trees. The newly-planted shade and fruit trees will provide over 500 students at Brentwood Academy with a welcoming learning environment. Trees don’t simply provide shade and aesthetics – they also help…

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Photo Tour: Environmental Education Comes to Life!

Continuing its strong support of environmental education, Microsoft joined Environmental Volunteers in Palo Alto on Sunday, to celebrate the grand opening of the EcoCenter, the Bay Area’s newest environmental education facility.  Over the years, Microsoft has partnered with Environmental Volunteers through grants and volunteerism. Most recently, the two organizations were part of an initiative that…

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Microsoft Citizenship Leader, Sid Espinosa Recognized with Humanitarian Award

Sid Espinosa, Director of Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft and Mayor of the City of Palo Alto, was honored at the 15th Annual Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Award on September 24, 2011 at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Sid was recognized for his advocacy and the contributions he has made to the local community…

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Raise Awareness, Reduce Consumption

This post is a part of a series showcasing Silicon Valley organizations that champion positive change in our community. Help this organization win an Xbox package by clicking the ‘like’ button! With our environment threatened by the depletion of affordable energy sources, Silicon Valley nonprofit Acterra is putting its energy into finding solutions. And Acterra…

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Microsoft Rolls Up Its Sleeves with Other Valley Companies and Community Groups to Plant 200 Trees in East Palo Alto

Microsoft, along with seven other top Valley companies and community groups, planted more than 200 trees at Greek Oaks and Cesar Chavez Academies in East Palo Alto last weekend. The trees will provide shade, as well as cleaner air, for the more than 800 elementary and middle school students in the area. Led by Canopy,…

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TechSoup Global Contributors’ Summit Brings Participants from 45 Countries to Microsoft Silicon Valley

Microsoft is proud to continue its 15-year partnership with TechSoup, by hosting this year’s Global Contributors’ Summit. The two-day event kicked off on Tuesday, February 15, with welcomes from Director of Citizenship for Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus, Sid Espinosa and Senior Director of Global Community Affairs at Microsoft, Akhtar Badshah. Badshah, who inspired the audience…

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Welcome to the Microsoft Silicon Valley Blog

Welcome to the Microsoft Silicon Valley blog where you can find posts on news, events, opportunities, community efforts and the people of Microsoft Silicon Valley and our industry and community partners. There are nearly 2,000 Microsoft employees in the Silicon Valley who represent virtually every business and group within the company. You will find a…

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