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Sustainable Tech: 5 IT Giants Lowering Their Carbon Footprint

From slashing carbon emissions to renewable energy investments and responsible water usage, here’s what five IT leaders are doing right now to combat climate change.

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AT&T Intros Initiative To Reduce U.S Carbon Emissions

Telecom giant AT&T in August launched its Connected Climate initiative aimed at reducing carbon emissions in partnership with energy companies, fellow tech companies, and researchers.

The goal is for AT&T to help businesses reduce greenhouse emissions by 1 billion metric tons — 1 gigaton — by 2035. A gigaton is equal to approximately 15 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and nearly 3 percent of global energy-related emissions generated in 2020, according to the Dallas-based telecom. The initiative will push enterprise IT teams to rely more on renewable energy sources, especially as more companies move applications into the cloud.

Companies that have signed on to AT&T’s Connected Climate pledge include Microsoft, Equinix, Duke Energy, Texas A&M University System, and The University of Missouri.

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