Climate change continues to be one of the biggest, most challenging problems our planet faces, and we know that a sustained global effort is needed if we’re going to have any hope of reversing its effects. As the leaders from around the world meet in Copenhagen to address global climate change this month, Google thought it was a good time to reflect on their own carbon footprint.
Since 2007 we’ve gone a step further and made a voluntary commitment to buy carbon offsets to cover the portion of our footprint that we cannot yet eliminate — which is what we mean by “carbon neutrality.” They said on their blog.
Google have selected high quality carbon offsets from around the world that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Google as being one of the responsible sector in IT, have actively participating in Earth friendly works and media awareness. For example, Google Transit makes it easier than ever to find and use public transportation around the globe. New custom tabs on iGoogle bring climate news, energy-related talks on video from @Google series and other environment-related content to your homepage. Google Maps users have created mash-ups to show possible coastal flooding if the sea level changes, or to map climate data for cities worldwide. And also that they’re urging lawmakers to create clear public policies on important issues like energy-efficiency standards, increased funding for public research and development of energy technologies, and regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.