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BY LINDSEY WOLF ANCHOR JIM FLINK You're watching multisource tech news analysis from Newsy. In honor of Earth Day, Greenpeace released a study alleging the world’s largest tech companies really aren’t that green. San Francisco’s KGO explains. “The environmental organization criticizes several companies including Apple, Facebook and Twitter for the enormous amounts of energy they use and calls them to commit to using clean renewable energy sources.” And the dirtiest of them all according to green activists? Apple. CNN: “Apple's data-storage practices earned the lowest ‘Clean Energy Index’ score. The score considers the percentage of these data centers' electricity generated by ‘clean’ energy such as solar or wind power versus ‘dirtier’ energy sources, such as coal and nuclear power.” The main culprit appears to be the company’s 500,000 square-foot data center in North Carolina which Greenpeace says, only uses 5 percent clean energy. The facility consumes as much energy as 80,000 homes in the U.S. or a quarter of a million homes in Europe. Greenpeace says Apple is thinking economically -- not ecologically. "Apple's decision to locate its iDataCenter in North Carolina … indicates a lack of a corporate commitment to clean energy supply for its cloud operations … [I]n addition to tax incentives, access to inexpensive energy, regardless of its source, is a key driver in Apple's site selection." To the contrary, on its website, Apple highlights how small their carbon footprint is. “Apple is committed to ensuring that working conditions in our supply chain are safe … and manufacturing processes are environmentally responsible.” But a blogger for ZDNet argues - should the environment be the first thing on these tech giants’ minds? Or should they focus on - well - technology? “I do believe the cloud computing could be more inherently green than the current model, but I agree that energy efficiency shouldn’t be the only focus. These companies have the might to make a difference.” So, who is this cleanest? Greenies say -- Yahoo! -- with a 56% clean energy index. Sure, the search engine is eco-friendly, but it’s not doing too hot from a business standpoint. “From a purely business perspective, none of this matters, of course. Yahoo, for example, may be among the greenest of cloud providers, but the company itself has been tanking.” Another fun fact from the report: if cloud computing were a country, Greenpeace says, it would be the fifth-largest energy consumer in the world - behind Japan and before India. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter. Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
26 Apr 2011
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*******www.avidgreen**** Scott Sherman, with AvidGreen Fine Landscaping, as a Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscaper, will be providing Eco-Friendly examples at his home which is on the upcoming Eco-Friendly Garden Tour. The AvidGreen Garden will showcase bat boxes and hummingbird feeders, Marin native plants & trees, vegetable gardens with various fruit trees, drought-tolerant CA native & Mediterranean plants, boulder walls & pathways, and a smart irrigation controller & weather station.
4 May 2011
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Ashley Perry -- Lenovo Ambassador elaborates to BnetTv on what Lenovo does to help the environment safe ECO friendly. *******www.bnettv****/pepcom-ecofocus-2011/lenovo-2/ A Worldwide Leader Lenovo is one of the world's largest makers of personal computers and makes the world's most innovative PCs, including the renowned ThinkPad® notebook as well as products carrying the ThinkCentre®, ThinkStation®, ThinkServer®, IdeaCentre® and IdeaPad® sub-brands. "Hosted by Tony Sklar, produced and edited by Courtney Allen, Douglas Sed Social Media Strategist, Sarah Kim Social Media Strategist Coordinator". www.bnetTV**** 122 West 26th Street New York, New York 10001 Tel: (917) 720-3541 bnetTV, an accredited media organization, content aggregator and internet broadcasting company, that creates and distributes captured video content pertaining to new technology, innovativeevents and conferences for organizations looking to disseminate their information. bnetTV specializes in helping your company raise the online profile of your business using the power of social media. We'll create, customize and maintain a network of social media accounts including that you can use to build your online reputation, attract visitors to your site and generate more business.
18 May 2011
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"*******www.promodirect****/ccs0-promotional-eco-friendly-products.htm Promo Direct is concerned about environment issues and wants to spread a word about it. So we have a vast inventory of eco-friendly promotional products which you can proudly giveaway as business gifts. They will not only help you spread your business name, but also make you come across as environmentally friendly. Be it promotional pens, tote bags, lip balms, there are several promotional products to select from. With eco-friendly promotional items from Promo Direct, your brand is bound to be successful!!"
25 May 2011
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Buy Eco Friendly Monkey Pads *******www.flooringsupplyshop**** Environmentally Friendly Chemical free Diamond pads are an Eco Friendly way to achieve a dull hone on Travertine, Marble, or Limestone Floors, countertops or walls. Use on floors walls or countrtops with little to no lippage (uneven tiles). Easy to use, washable and reusable. Pads remove wear and provide a variety of appearance levels from dull hone (no shine) to highly polished. Safe on all stones and tile, will not damage any stone Professional strength formula Edge work can be done by using the 5" or 8" pads with a hand tool. Read instructions before using
31 May 2011
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*******www.karlynwilliamslandscapedesign**** Want a backyard or landscape that is more habitat and eco-friendly? Grow your own food, make a home for birds and butterflies. Create an outdoor space that's low water maintenance with Napa Landscape designer, Karlyn Williams.
3 Jun 2011
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*******whitewaycleaners**** Saint Paul Eco Friendly Dry Cleaning provided by White Way Cleaners uses an eco friendly dry cleaning method that's free of harsh chemicals. Our eco friendly dry cleaners in Saint Paul MN are able to achieve superior results by using environmentally friendly chemicals and soaps.
4 Jun 2011
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ECO Friendly Promotional Products For Sale visit *******www***rporatesnobs****/green-products.html or call 1.888.299.0655 - Brand name of products giving each company an opportunity to share in going green saving the environment. All items can be imprinted with your company logo. Visit us for more info or give us a call.
7 Jun 2011
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Eco-friendly Best Hot Water Heater Available Today visit *******www.tanklesswaterheaters2go****/best-water-heater/ or call 305-623-5260 – As a commitment to innovative and green technology, Ecosmart is the most eco-friendly water heater available and the most energy-efficient in the market today.
1 Aug 2011
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*******www.GreenGardensToGo**** is your one stop destination when it comes to earth friendly products. With wide range of environmentally safe supplies such as biodegradable trash bags, 100% certified organic seeds and more. A perfect place to find green goods to start an eco friendly garden.
6 Sep 2011
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Quality and affordable mattress web store, provides the most competitive pricing for mattresses, with discounts for student mattress. We have available eco-friendly mattress, single bed and double bed
24 Sep 2011
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*******www.ecoharmonystore****/ : Eco Harmony Store offers the best and most eco friendly products for home and business use. For more information call us at 800 401-4597!
20 Dec 2011
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*******www.modularstorage**** -- Meet our eco-friendly moving and mobile Self Storage Lines in Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon.
12 Jan 2012
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Darren shows off some of the best and newest eco friendly products from Eton at CES 2012 including the Rukus Solar stereo system, Mobius solar iPhone case charger, and the FRX3 radio and power generator.
13 Jan 2012
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TRTL Bot accessories are Eco-friendly, durable and innovative! Shannon takes a look at their new shell cases for the iPhone and iPad.
19 Jan 2012
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*******www.wickensdryiceblasting**** Wickens Dry Ice Blasting Toronto is a reputable provider of Dry Ice Cleaning & Soda Blasting in Toronto & GTA. It is the most Effective & Eco Friendly method of industrial cleaning. ISO 14000 Cert.
28 Jan 2012
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