Today, Sun received an award from the US EPA for blowing the doors off of its original goal of reducing 20% of Green House Gas emissions, based on 2002 levels, by 2012. Sun achieved 23% reduction four years ahead of schedule. Lori Duvall, aka "Carbon Girl" was on hand to receive the award for Sun. You can see the press release here. You an hear Carbon Girl discuss this further on Sun News Radio.
It feels really good to know that the efforts of the Work Environments business unit (that I proudly reside in) have made such a difference to Sun both economically and ecologically. The benefits of open work, our products and consolidating real estate and datacenter space into brutally efficient, flexible, scalable (future-proof) locations helped our bottom line by reducing our California Bay Area operating expense by 30%. Now we see the positive impact of those economic decisions to our ecological commitments. Green is not a fad, it is good business.
So today, we bask in glory of beating the goal. Tomorrow, we continue on our next goal of reducing our GHG by 20%, based on 2007 levels, by 2015. Stay tuned for more sightings of Carbon Girl! You go Lori! :-)