All posts tagged: energy

Greenpeace Challenges Facebook to Go Green by Earth Day

Greenpeace has launched a worldwide campaign asking Facebook to ‘Go Green’ by pledging to switch to clean energy, and it wants your help to make it happen. The world’s environmental watchdog has launched a massive pressure campaign aptly titled ‘Facebook: Unfriend Coal’ asking Facebook to commit to becoming 100% coal free by 2021. They also want Zuckerberg to announce Facebook’s commitment to this effect by Earth Day (April 22nd). In February 2010, Greenpeace approached Facebook urging the company to design their new data centers (in Oregon, USA) to run off clean energy. They set a deadline of April 22nd 2011 for Facebook to commit to doing so. Facebook hasn’t made any such commitments so far. So this month, in a well-executed online+offline campaign, Greenpeace is calling upon all its supporters, as well as friends of supporters to comment on their Unfriend Coal Facebook Wall in support of Facebook’s use of friendlier energy sources like wind and solar to power its new data centers. From the Greenpeace campaign website: Facebook announced in February 2010 that it …

Frontier Markets : Bringing Useful and Affordable Consumer Products to Rural India

The 4 billion poor around the world – people who live on less than $2 a day, have largely been viewed as weak and dependent on others for their survival. Frontier Markets wants to change all that forever. Charity organizations raise millions of dollars in donations ever year to provide free food, clothing and services to the poor and many a times unknowingly dictate how they should live and what they should eat. Rarely are the poor viewed as people with purchasing power who would need products that could help make their life easier and like us may need wide range of options to choose from. If today we want to buy a TV we go to a store where we have hundreds of brands, abundance of features and prices to choose from. In addition easy financing options available right in the store help us pay for the purchase. However on the other hand poor rarely have products that are designed for their lifestyle or that fit their budget. They’ve never been considered as serious …