All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Green’

Harlem Shake at Nintendo Features Luigi, Lots of Green

Over the past few weeks it has become almost mandatory that every office with a video camera create a Harlem Shake video. It’s a trend that has hit Groupon, The Daily Show, and even Google and Facebook have gotten in on the silly action. Quite frankly, it’s beginning to get out of hand. The trend might have his its peak …

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Google Gives $3 Million to Green Building Initiatives

Google says it wants the buildings we work and live in to be healthy, and today the company is putting its money where its mouth is. The company has just announced a $3 million grant to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), an organization who’s “committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.” Their LEED …

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This Camp Stove Also Charges Your Devices

What’s 5×8 inches, a little over two pounds, and can charge your iPhone while also cooking your bacon? The BioLite CampStove, of course. For just $129 you can purchase this first-world camping accessory that lets you stay connected to the modern world while also allowing you to stay green. “Using BioLite’s patent-pending thermoelectric technology, BioLite Stoves convert heat to electricity …

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Amazon-Owned Launches As Your Eco-Friendly Online Retailer

If buying green is something that’s important to you in your everyday life, a new site now in beta wants to be your go-to retailer. is live, and it wants you to “live life green.” All of the products available for purchase on the site meet certain criteria for being labeled as “green,” and they provide free 1-2 day …

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Google Data Center Gets Greener With New Wind Agreement

Google announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) to green the energy supply to its Oklahoma data center. This includes 48 MW of wind energy from the Canadian Hills Wind Project in Oklahoma, which Google says will come online later this year. “We’ve been working with GRDA, our local utility, to procure …

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Google Invests Over $850 Million in Clean Energy

Google announced today that it is investing $75 million in a fund with Clean Power Finance to help up to 3,000 homeowners go solar, bringing the company’s total investment in clean energy to $850 million. “As we said when we made our first residential solar investment, we think it makes a lot of sense to use solar photovoltaic (PV) technology—rooftop …

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Google Talks About How Green It Is

Google posted to the official Google Blog today about many of its efforts in “greening” its office buildings. Anythony Ravitz, the Green Team Lead for Google’s Real Estate & Workplace services unit writes: Since I arrived at Google in 2006, I’ve been part of a team working to create life-sustaining buildings that support the health and productivity of Googlers. We …

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Facebook Makes Green Push

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) said today that Facebook has joined the Digital Energy Solutions Campaign (DESC)  in an effort to develop energy efficient computing systems.

"Our ongoing philosophy has been to improve the efficiency of our infrastructure and we continue to invest tremendous resources to improve our own operations,” said Jonathan Heiliger, Vice President of Technical Operations at Facebook.

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eBay Says Buying Used Is Being Green

eBay announced today the launch of the eBay Green Team Challenge, a program aimed at turning green shopping into a tangible environmental impact.

Under the program, the first 250,000 people to pledge to reuse on eBay, the company will protect an acre of rainforest in their name through a new collaboration with Team Earth, a coalition of non-governmental organizations, private sector companies and individuals convened by Conservation International.

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