IBM helps its bottom line by conserving energy, which saves it millions of dollars.
In 2011, the computer company reported that it saved $43 million in electricity expenses and conserved 378,000 megawatt-hours of electricity.
IBM also announced that, between 1990 to 2011, its sustainable policies have led the company to save a total of $442 million, conserve 5.8 billion kilowatt-hours, and avoid creating 3.8 million metric tons of CO2 emissions.
IBM hopes to keep on keepin’ on with conservation efforts: the company wants to do without 1.1 million megawatt-hours of energy by the end of 2012.
Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.