Microsoft
Green Blog

The Official Blog of Microsoft's
Environmental Sustainability Team

  • Microsoft Green Blog

    The Role of Carbon Offsets in Forest Conservation

    • 0 Comments

    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.

    ...
  • Microsoft Green Blog

    This Week in Sustainability – Fiscal Cliff, Wind Energy Tax Credits and Trends to Watch in 2013

    • 0 Comments

    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.

    ...
  • Microsoft Green Blog

    Making Commuting Easy, Enjoyable and Sustainable

    • 1 Comments

    Connector BusAt Microsoft, one of the ways in which employees can contribute directly to reducing the company’s environmental footprint is through their daily commute. We continue to find ways to encourage employees to get to work in a more sustainable way. One of the ways we help reduce the number of vehicles on the road is by providing employees access to programs like The Connector, a free Puget Sound bus service that is available to all fulltime Microsoft employees.

    ...
  • Microsoft Green Blog

    Q4 Environmental Sustainability Action Award Winner

    • 0 Comments
    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...
  • Microsoft Green Blog

    Top 5 Employee Engagement Practices

    • 0 Comments
    One of the things we strive to do on this blog is to showcase efforts across the company where we are making progress advancing environmental sustainability at Microsoft while also recognizing where there’s still work to do. One area where there’s a lot...
Page 14 of 103 (513 items) «1213141516»