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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Launches Website, Helping Customers Make Environmentally Friendly PC Decisions

    When we talk about energy consumption most people think about the electricity used by your PC, kitchen appliances, TV or smartphone. However, the manufacturing process of these products also comes at a cost as it requires a material and energy-intensive process to create them. To make the computer or...
  • Blog Post: Industry Leaders Meet to Tackle the Issue of E-Waste in Africa

    Recently industry and policy leaders gathered in Cape Town, South Africa to address a major environmental challenge facing the continent of Africa: e-waste, the discarded leftovers of electronics. This is an important issue for Africa, as experts in the region have estimated that by 2017, West Africa...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Drives Green IT and Eco-friendly Agriculture in Japan

    From recycling on our Las Colinas Campus in Texas and fighting wildfires in Greece, to supporting green building in Italy and reducing our carbon footprint in Puerto Rico, we’re proud of the work Microsoft does to reduce the impact of its operations and products and drive responsible environmental...
  • Blog Post: Developers (and Incentives) – The Missing Link in IT Resource Efficiency

    A couple of weeks ago I returned from an energizing two days at The Green Grid (TGG) Forum 2013 . TGG Forum is a yearly event for TGG members and non-members to network and learn about the latest projects that The Green Grid membership is working on. This year, I was honored and excited to present the...
  • Blog Post: Earth Hour and the Role Technology Plays in Energy Efficiency

    The hour is upon us…Earth Hour, that is. This Saturday, March 23 at 8:30PM local time, households, businesses and landmarks around the world will turn off non-essential lights and electrical appliances for Earth Hour : a global movement sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund , held every year to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store Features Energy Savings App

    While the physical design of a device certainly plays an important role in how it consumes power, software can also influence power consumption based on how it is programmed to use the device’s CPU, disk and memory. Windows 8 has numerous features that help make it more energy efficient, but we...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Portugal Employee Receives Sustainability Action Award

    Each quarter, the company gives out an Environmental Sustainability Action Award, along with a donation to an environmental charity of the winner’s choice, in recognition of an employee or team who has shown leadership, exemplifying how Microsoft and its employees can have a positive impact on...
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