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Microsoft Aiming to Be ‘Carbon Negative’ by 2030

You’ve heard of companies being carbon neutral, but what about carbon negative?

In their newest plan to help tackle climate change, Microsoft has vowed that it will drastically reduce the amount of carbon it puts into the atmosphere by 2030, aiming to actually reduce carbon emissions through its existence.

Often a leader in how to combat climate change, Microsoft plans to run its infrastructure on renewable energy, normalize electric cars for employees, plant huge forests, and invest $1 billion in carbon capture technology to minimize CO2 emissions.

Microsoft President Brad Smith spoke on the issue, as reported in Entrepreneur Magazine:

"In short, neutral is not enough to address the world's needs," Smith said. "While it is imperative that we continue to avoid emissions, and these investments remain important, we see an acute need to begin removing carbon from the atmosphere, which we believe we can help catalyze through our investments."

In fact, by 2050, they aim to remove all carbon that the company ever pumped out into the atmosphere over the course of the company’s existence. Sounds like a plan!

Joe is passionate about environmentalism and the effect it has on our planet. He’s been a vegetarian for 10 years and is very strict about recycling in his apartment. As well as writing, he likes to spend time singing, playing the guitar, and defending pineapple on pizza.

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