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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Error message for Microsoft’s use of coal

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 6 June, 2012

Greenpeace activists scaled Microsoft’s building in Herzliya, Israel this week to call on the company to stop using 19 th -century coal to power its 21 st -century cloud platform. The activists displayed a 100 square meter banner ...

Calling Apple in a global iPhone relay

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | 25 May, 2012 2 comments

On behalf of the 220,000 people who have asked Apple to choose clean energy for powering data centers, we decided to bring those messages directly to Apple, both at its headquarters in Cupertino, California and at Apple stores across...

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

Blog entry by Brandy Palm | 15 May, 2012 1 comment

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...

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

Blog entry by Brandy Palm | 15 May, 2012

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...

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