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Published on March 12th, 2009 | by Alex Felsinger

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Microsoft Looks to Cut Carbon Footprint 30% by 2012



Microsoft has announced plans to make both their headquarters and  their products more environmentally sound.

With energy-conservation, use of renewable energy, improved data center design, and reduction in air travel, the company plans to reduce their carbon emissions by 30 percent compared to 2007 levels by 2012.

In addition, Microsoft plans to release software to aide consumers and businesses to lessen their own footprint. The company already has an Environmental Sustainability Dashboard for their Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 software which allows companies to track their greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.

Photo Credit: Robert Scoble on Flickr under Creative Commons license.

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is primarily concerned with animal welfare, wildlife conservation, and environmental justice. As a freelance writer in San Francisco, he leads a deliberately simplistic and thrifty lifestyle, yet still can’t help gawking at the newest green gadgets and zero-emission concept cars.



  • Brennan

    It is just like Microsoft to do the same thing Google did but do it 5 years later than them. At least they are continuing the trend.

  • Brennan

    It is just like Microsoft to do the same thing Google did but do it 5 years later than them. At least they are continuing the trend.

  • Scott_T

    Oh yeah, they’ll save money too.

  • Scott_T

    Oh yeah, they’ll save money too.

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