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    Greening of IT article in Science | Business

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    Andrew Herbert from Microsoft Research participated in a recent seminar in Brussels which brought together computer scientists, economists, industry executives and European Union officials organised by Science|Business, with the support of Microsoft Research...
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    Using Technology To Explain the Impact of Climate Change, One Glacier At A Time

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    clip_image002Today, on the 60th anniversary of the historic first ascent of Mount Everest, mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears and his foundation GlacierWorks have teamed up with Internet Explorer to launch Everest: Rivers of Ice. This immersive, exploration platform allows visitors to travel the peaks and valleys of the Everest region through sweeping multi-touch HTML5 panoramas and interactive features that brings the area to life and, most importantly, highlights the dramatic changes to the area’s surrounding glaciers.

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    Q1 Environmental Sustainability Action Award and WASABi

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    Each quarter, the company gives out an Environmental Sustainability Action Award in recognition of an employee or team who has shown leadership, exemplifying how Microsoft and its employees can have a positive impact. These leaders help us improve not...
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    This Week in Sustainability: Carbon Conscious Consumers and the Growing Smart Grid Market

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    clip_image002As irregular weather patterns spur debate on the negative implications of climate change, consumers and companies alike are thinking critically about what can be done to slow its effects. Corporations are responding to consumers’ increased environmental awareness, and many of the solutions they’re putting in place—from more sustainable manufacturing methods to greater purchases of renewable energy—rely in one form or another on technological innovation. Read on to learn more about how consumer trends and innovation are reaching a tipping point toward more sustainable solutions.

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    Imagine Cup World Finalists Tackle Environmental Challenges

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    clip_image002Thousands of teams from more than 70 countries around the world competed in the Imagine Cup National Finals this year, and earlier this month, 34 of those teams traveled to Seattle to compete in the Imagine Cup World Finals. Imagine Cup is an exciting, vibrant event that challenges students to use Microsoft technology to develop innovative solutions. The year-long contest gives students the opportunity to compete in three categories – Games, Innovation and World Citizenship – for a spot at the World Finals, this year held in Seattle, Washington. As part of the World Citizenship category, we saw some really interesting projects that addressed environmental sustainability issues, in particular electricity consumption.

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