Cool IT Challenge

The IT sector is uniquely positioned to help the world shift to a prosperous clean energy economy, and the Cool IT Challenge is urging IT companies to put forth innovation, mitigate their own carbon footprint, and advocate for significant policy changes in the mutual interest of business and the climate.

I have always believed that IT is an engine of an efficient economy; it can also drive a greener one.

Michael Dell, Forbes Magazine Nov 2009

Greenpeace launched the Cool IT Challenge in 2009 to call on Information Technology (IT) companies to power technological solutions needed to fight climate change.

In 2008, The Climate Group and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) issued a report, called SMART 2020: enabling the low carbon economy in the information age, which showed how the IT sector can reduce economy-wide global emissions of up to 15 percent by 2020.

Read our factsheet or head over to the leaderboard to learn more about the Cool IT Challenge.

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UN climate panel says beating climate change is possible and affordable

Press release | April 13, 2014 at 11:02

Berlin, 13 April 2014 – Fifteen Greenpeace Germany activists demonstrated at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate today urging governments and businesses to deliver “Power to the People – Clean Energy Now” as the world´s leading climate and energy...

Greenpeace activists barricade themselves in “iPod” at Apple’s headquarters to...

Press release | May 15, 2012 at 16:06

Cupertino, CA, US, May 15, 2012 - Two Greenpeace activists barricaded themselves in a giant “iPod” in front of the entrance to Apple’s headquarters this morning, from where they broadcast audio messages from people around the world to Apple’s...

Greenpeace activists project messages on Apple headquarters from supporters asking...

Press release | May 15, 2012 at 14:00

Cupertino, CA, May 15, 2012 - Greenpeace activists projected Facebook posts, tweets, and photos from supporters of the Clean Our Cloud campaign onto a wall of the company’s famous Cupertino headquarters last night (1). Supporters of the campaign...

Activists Block Duke Coal Shipment, link Mountaintop Removal to iCloud

Press release | May 3, 2012 at 23:22

CHARLOTTE, NC, USA, May 3, 2012 - This morning, seven activists from Greenpeace, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, RAMPS (Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival), Katuah Earth First! and Mountain Keepers were taken into custody for...

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