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    Microsoft Portugal Employee Receives Sustainability Action Award

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    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 the environment. These leaders help us improve not only the way we run our business, but also the ways our products and services can make a difference for our customers, partners and society.

    The award for Microsoft’s second quarter (which runs from October to December) has been given to Ludgero Gameiro, a Technical Account Manager in Portugal. Ludgero created a new offering to help customers define power management policies using System Center Configuration Manager—a great example of how technology can increase energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and decrease costs. 

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    Microsoft’s Environmental Action Award: Recognizing French Smart Grid Pilot

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    imageEach 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 of how Microsoft and its employees can have a positive impact and change not only on the way we run our business, but also the way our products and services can make a difference for our customers, our partners and for society.

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    Microsoft Building Biogas-Powered Data Center in Wyoming

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    Earlier this year our colleagues in Global Foundation Services shared a concept for what they called a Data Plant , a fuel cell-powered data center designed to run on biogas generated from landfills or water treatment plants. That concept will soon come...
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    This Week in Sustainability – Fiscal Cliff, Wind Energy Tax Credits and Trends to Watch in 2013

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    clip_image002The New Year is upon us, and 2013 is expected to be a busy year in environmental sustainability, with GreenBiz predicting in a recent story on 2013 trends that investment in smart buildings and smart cities will continue to grow. The first few days of 2013 also included a down-to-the-wire political showdown as the fiscal cliff was narrowly averted by Congress. The environment was a winner in the final deal, which renewed the wind energy tax credit for an additional year.

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    The Role of Carbon Offsets in Forest Conservation

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    The following blog post comes from our colleague TJ DiCaprio, who will be participating later today in the Commonwealth Club event titled ‘Forest Wars,’ and who published the article below over on Greenbiz.com

    clip_image002This evening I’m participating in a discussion at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club with thought leaders from various industries to explore the environmental and economic impacts of deforestation.

    Deforestation represents a large environmental issue: it is the source of 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Each year, 7 billion tons of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere as 35 million acres of forest are destroyed through slash and burn agriculture, logging and charcoal production. The impact is economic as well as environmental.

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