Google announces next steps on the journey to sustainable hardware

As we continue to experience the effects of climate change across the world and in our own backyards, being responsible for our impact on the environment and in our community is essential. Earlier this year, Google announced their climate action plan for the next decade, their most ambitious yet. And today, they want to tell you about their progress and share additional sustainability goals that Google’s consumer hardware team is committed to. This was announced via a Google blog by David Bourne, Sustainability Systems Architect, reproduced below: More sustainable products …

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ASA – Google joins the European Advertising Standards Alliance

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Google joins the European Advertising Standards Alliance. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. We warmly welcome the announcement today that Google has joined the European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA). Google is the first corporate member of the Alliance and partner of the advertising self-regulatory (SR) network. EASA, of which we are a founding member, is the umbrella…

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Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) North America Announces Google Achieves AWS Certification

The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) North America have announced Google achieved AWS certification at its Mountain View, Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., and Dublin, Ireland campuses under the AWS Standard. Earning AWS certification for commercial office space demonstrates Google’s commitment to understanding the complex issues and opportunities within the watersheds it operates and to work with local stakeholders to achieve the five outcomes of water stewardship to include: sustainable water balance, good water quality, good water governance, the healthy status of important water-related areas (rivers, marshes, etc.), and safe water…

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Tech giants partner with UN Women to provide life-saving information to survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19

As billions of people are still under COVID-19 lockdown, the shadow pandemic of violence against women has been growing within homes around the world. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, violence against women and girls, a gross human rights violation, impacted one in three women worldwide. Recent data from multiple countries already show a spike in reporting of domestic violence through helplines since COVID-19 lockdowns started. As countries now contend with economic crisis, service shortfalls and high levels of stress, many women find themselves trapped in isolation with abusive partners, without…

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Local Media Consortium, Local Media Association, Google Launch “Support Local News” Ad Campaign

The Local Media Consortium and Local Media Association have announced the launch of a major ad campaign, “Support Local News,” in partnership with the Google News Initiative. Backed by $15 million in funding from Google, the campaign will raise awareness of the need and importance of funding newsrooms through subscriptions, donations and advertising. As communities across the nation grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and the injustice related to the death of George Floyd, local media has been on the front lines to inform its readers. While these major stories with…

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