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I’m Feeling Earthy: Earth Day trends and moreI’m Feeling Earthy: Earth Day trends and moreLead for Sustainability

It’s Earth Day—take a walk with us. First, let’s dig into issues taking root in Search. Ahead of Earth Day, “solar energy,” “drought” and “endangered species” climbed in popularity this week. Meanwhile, people are looking for ways their own actions can make a positive impact. The top “how to recycle” searches were for plastic, paper, […]

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Meeting our match: Buying 100 percent renewable energyMeeting our match: Buying 100 percent renewable energySenior Vice President

A little over a year ago, we announced that we were on track to purchase enough renewable energy to match all the electricity we consumed over the next year. We just completed the accounting for Google’s 2017 energy use and it’s official—we met our goal. Google’s total purchase of energy from sources like wind and […]

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Time to shine: New solar facility and an additional data center in BelgiumTime to shine: New solar facility and an additional data center in BelgiumVP

Data centers are the backbone of the internet, housing the systems and equipment that make our connected world possible. We opened our first European data center in Belgium back in 2009, and now we’re announcing plans to build a third building on the same site. We’re also announcing a new solar plant—the first solar facility […]

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Getting hyper-local: Mapping street-level air quality across CaliforniaGetting hyper-local: Mapping street-level air quality across CaliforniaProgram Manager

Most air pollution is measured at a city level, but air quality can change block by block, hour by hour and day to day. To better understand air quality on a more local level, webegan working with our partnerAclima — to map air pollution across California using Google Street View cars—equipped with air quality sensors. […]

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