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Leaderboard Launch Shows IT Companies Need to Get Political!

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 17 May, 2010

(Ed: This entry was first posted April 29 on our old Making Waves blog.) The Cool IT campaign has just unveiled Version 3 of the Leaderboard , our third assessment of Information Technology (IT) companies’ efforts to fight climate...

Unfriend Coal Around the World, Creatively

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 29 April, 2011 4 comments

The Facebook: Unfriend Coal campaign, much like the company at the center of it, has quickly spread across the globe. Perhaps this is because so many young people, early adopters of the platform and avid social networkers, also care...

Good news: Google comes clean on energy use

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | 8 September, 2011 5 comments

Today Google has finally released information on exactly how much energy it takes to provide searches, email, youtube videos and all other Google services. For years Google has claimed this information was a “trade secret”, despite...

Google grants over $2 million for energy policy reform

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 15 January, 2013 2 comments

Google has begun 2013 with announcements of two significant investments to advance the future of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States. Marking a significant new milestone in its clean energy advocacy efforts,...

Political advocacy

Background | 10 May, 2010 at 18:52

As the world struggles to define a pathway forward for addressing the climate crisis, the IT sector has a transformational role to play. IT companies must advocate for policies that create beneficial market conditions for IT-enabled climate...

IT's carbon footprint

Background | 10 May, 2010 at 18:34

The IT industry is one of the most rapidly growing emitters of greenhouse gas pollution and industrial consumers of electricity. Without a significant increase in the use of renewable energy, the IT sector's carbon footprint will continue to grow...

Google wrests control of Cool IT climate Leaderboard

Blog entry by Gary Cook | 8 February, 2012 6 comments

The tussle for the top of our Cool IT Leaderboard has taken its latest twist, with Google grabbing the top spot ahead of 20 other tech companies, including Cisco and Ericsson.  Pitching global IT companies against each other to...

Does Greenpeace Hate the Internet?

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 27 April, 2011 2 comments

No, obviously we do not. But that was an assumption made last week by some bloggers who covered our report, How Dirty Is Your Data? , which called out a number of top cloud computing companies that have fast-growing electricity needs...

Broadcasting live! We’re reading your messages to Apple at their Headquarters

Blog entry by Brandy Palm | 15 May, 2012 2 comments

Hi, My name is Brandy and I’m here in our “iPod” to send Apple your messages. We’re right in front of Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, in an eight-foot tall, ten-foot wide pod broadcasting audio messages from people like...

Apple: the writing’s on the wall

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 15 May, 2012 6 comments

For over a month now, our supporters around the world have been helping us tell Apple that they want a clean iCloud. Apple’s executives have thus far ignored the hundreds of thousands of people asking them to use their influence for...

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