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In an announcement today by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Microsoft will participate in its 2011 Climate Corps program. EDF Climate Corps places top MBA students with companies like Microsoft to develop energy efficiency plans aimed at cutting energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The EDF Climate Corps fellow will join Microsoft this summer and focus on energy efficiency projects that help Microsoft reduce energy use and ultimately help makes strides toward our 2012 carbon footprint reduction goal.
Since 2008, EDF Climate Corps has helped 66 Fortune 1,000 companies to save a total of $439 million in net operational costs and avoid 557,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per year. Over thirty companies have enrolled in the 2011 EDF Climate Corps program for the summer of 2011 including companies like adidas, Facebook, P&G and Yahoo! This year's applicants to EDF Climate Corps include students enrolled in top-tier MBA programs at Columbia University, Duke University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, The University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University of Virginia and Yale University.
We are thrilled to join EDF Climate Corps and look forward to a productive summer. EDF has posted examples of previous EDF Climate Corp success stories, and for general information on the program, visit: edfclimatecorps.org.