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-Surui Forest: Google’s Carbon Project
Google, the search engine I’ve come to love and depend on for many years, is taking the stage as a big supporter of environmental impact reduction. It now has a website, Google Green, which has a variety of links, charts, videos, and information about:
- how the Google company itself is going green. Just one of the many examples explains that the energy used by Google’s servers for one person in a month requires less energy than that of 1 light bulb in 3 hours
- how Google Earth is helping to fight CO2 emissions. It explains how people are using their satellite images to learn about global warming, deforestation, and more.
- how it’s cool to wear shorts to work. Google makes many attempts to keep their data centers as ecofriendly and energy efficient as possible. They encourage employees to wear shorts to work….but it would be hard not to since they cut back on air conditioning and keep their offices at an 80 degree temperature during the summer
- how Google Earth images can help the environment. There’s a video and explanations that enables its users to help out during environmental disasters such as oil spills using satellite technology. They are also incorporating this technology to help Amazonian tribes such as the Surui preserve their land.
- And much, much more. Seriously. Check it out the main website! You could spend hours looking at the various pages and links; it’s pretty cool what they’re up to. read more…