At the online Wabion Sustainability Summit on April 22nd, 2021, Plant-for-the-Planet, Google Cloud and Wabion planted 420 more trees. Green Practices with Google Cloud enables Google Cloud partners and customers to leverage leading technologies, reduce their carbon footprint and save costs.
Did you miss our digital event on Earth Day? No problem, check out the highlights. Please note that the video is only available in German.
Right at the beginning, 12-year-old Johannes, ambassador for climate justice of Plant-for-the-Planet, set off a rhetorical firework for the fight against the climate crisis and forcefully showed why companies must act now:
That is why Johannes is committed to Plant-for-the Planet. The NGO supports reforestation projects all over the world, because trees bind CO2 from the atmosphere and thus, also reduces the rise in temperature. With the ‘Trillion Tree Campaign‘, Plant-for-the-Planet plants 1,000 billion trees.
Wabion participates in Plant-for-the-Planet’s ‘Trillion Tree Campaign’: As part of the project to reforest Yucatán, Mexico, we have already planted more than 1,500 of the targeted 2,500 trees, including for every participant of the Wabion Sustainability Summit and every new LinkedIn follower up to the 1,000 mark.
No company uses more renewable energy than Google. Since 2017, Google has been buying more renewable energy than the global Google infrastructure consumes. However, since solar and wind energy are irregularly available, Google also occasionally purchases energy from non-renewable sources. By 2030, this is to be finally put to an end – and Google will become CO2-free without exception.
But Google is not limiting itself to its own services. As Matthias Schorer, Lead for Sustainability in DACH, explained in his presentation, Google also provides leading technologies so that not least Google Cloud Partners and customers can make their own contribution in the fight against the climate crisis:
A Google IT Sustainability Assessment has proven to be a good starting point to a sustainable cloud journey for many of our customers. As a leading Google Cloud Premier Partner in the DACH region, Wabion shows you how sustainable your on-prem data centre is – and how you can reduce your carbon footprint with Google Cloud.