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The Official Blog of Microsoft's
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    This Week in Sustainability: Making Solar Energy More Efficient and Smart Grid Modernization

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    clip_image002As the planet’s population races toward 9 billion by 2050, the only way to meet growing energy needs will be to use energy more efficiently. The good news is that advances in IT are making the prospect of a less energy-intensive future a little brighter, whether it’s using IT solutions and a slick interface to help German consumers get the most from their home’s solar panels or continuing to modernize the electric grid. Read on to learn how a German startup and major U.S. states are relying on innovation—technological and political—to lead the way toward a more energy efficient tomorrow.

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    Rightsizing Servers to Achieve Cost and Power Savings in the Datacenter

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    Microsoft’s Data Center team just published a new white paper on rightsizing servers. The paper offers best practices on how GFS is lowering its total cost of ownership (of its servers) and achieving power savings for the company’s production datacenters...
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    Q1 Environmental Sustainability Action Award

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    Each quarter, Microsoft 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 and provides an inspiring example...
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    Microsoft Drives Green IT and Eco-friendly Agriculture in Japan

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    clip_image002From recycling on our Las Colinas Campus in Texas and fighting wildfires in Greece, to supporting green building in Italy and reducing our carbon footprintin Puerto Rico, we’re proud of the work Microsoft does to reduce the impact of its operations and products and drive responsible environmental leadership around the world. And we’re excited to add the achievements of another Microsoft team to this list.

    In Japan we were recently recognized by the MM Research Institute for our commitment to green IT through our Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) Program. Over the past three years our MAR program has led to a significant increase of refurbished PC sales in Japan. Our MAR Program not only diverts e-waste from landfills, but it also increases access to information by providing affordable technology solutions around the country.

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    This Week in Sustainability: How Climate Change Impacts Public Health and Business

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    clip_image002As people’s attention turned toward climate change this week with Earth Day this past Monday, several media outlets highlighted issues related to climate change that impact more than the weather. Climate change is a real health concern, according to The Guardian, as an increased amount of evidence frames climate change as a public health risk. GreenBiz also explained the business-related issues tied to extreme weather. Read on to learn more about climate change concerns.

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