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Facebook Is Focusing On Bringing About A Net Positive Impact On Drinking Water In The Environment By 2030

Facebook has recently announced, establishing the goal of being a water positive company by the year 2030.

This development could definitely have come much earlier than it did, but some effort a bit too late is better than none. As it stands, the world is on a precipice towards disaster in lieu of climate change. A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has revealed that temperatures faster in the past 50 years than they have for the 2000 years before that. Scientists and spokespeople from the United Nations have made this much clear: this report marks a code red warning for humanity and its future on this planet of ours. Naturally, corporations have been blamed for their role in climate change, and rightfully so. Government regulations on such large companies must be more rigorous and restrictive, so as to ensure a peaceful outcome for people as a whole.

Facebook's recent announcement seems to be very well timed, considering it has come mere days after the IPCC announcement. The social network, via its Newsroom blog, explains that the company intends on being "water positive" by the next decade. What this essentially means is that Facebook intends on returning more water than it consumes, therefore resulting in a net positive impact on the environment.

So, how does this work? Facebook' solution is investing in companies and national projects across the world that have a heavy focus on returning water to the environment, or disseminating it amongst specific communities. Some such projects included the Rio Grande Water Fund, and groups providing drinking water to the Navajo Nation families. Other attempts will include funding endeavors that will reduce the amount of water agriculture irrigation plants take up. While it has claimed to work extensively across the globe, such funding will start with projects closer to home, such as in Arizona, California, and Utah.

This hasn't been Facebook's first foray into energy conservation or going green. The company's 2020 sustainability report revealed that all of its offices and data centers are now running on renewable energy, and the company as a whole now produces zero net emissions. These plans were also realized by heavy investment in renewable energy and the technology that would produce it. For all of its faults, Facebook is a company that seems entirely dedicated to the environmental cause. If only every other corporation could also get along with the plan.


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