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Sustainable Tech: 5 IT Giants Lowering Their Carbon Footprint

Gina Narcisi

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.

Google Sets Water Usage Goals

Tech giant Google is building more data centers around the globe, but the company wants to be mindful about the water it uses to cool its facilities, especially as certain areas — like the Southwest U.S., grapple with serious droughts.

Google this month laid out plans to protect vital water resources. The strategies include using water more efficiently in its operations, partnering with communities to make watersheds healthier, and offering its technologies as tools to predict and prevent water stress.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said that by 2030, it wants to replenish 120 percent of the water it consumes in its data center operations and become “water positive.”

 
Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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