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Google is all set to reveal the Carbon Footprint left by Workspace apps to its users

Global warming is a problem that we were warned about for decades, but we chose to ignore it and from the era of Industrialization until now the effects of global warming were sped up by the emissions coming from factories and leaving Carbon Footprints in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Google and other major brands have realized that if we don’t act now this world will soon become inhabitable. So trying to avoid that day from ever coming brands are taking steps to ensure that their processes are not damaging the Earth.

Google has taken one such step by releasing the carbon footprint of Gmail to its users. What is a Carbon Footprint you might be wondering? Well for those people who don’t know, a Carbon Footprint is the amount of Carbon dioxide that is released into the Earth’s atmosphere as the result of the activities of a specific organization, person or community.

As we said above Google’s cloud-computing division is gearing up to release the carbon footprint that is left by all its workspace apps which include Gmail and Docs. Google is doing this as they build out the tools that they have been working on to help the users check what is their impact on the environment.

The measures that Google has been taking recently were unveiled last year in order to help the consumers measure and reduce the amount of carbon emissions that appeared as a result of their usage of Google Cloud services. According to a blog post by Justin Keeble who is the managing director of global sustainability at Google Cloud Google is currently planning to release the data on how much carbon Workspace tools produce in early 2023.

Google which is based in California has set a goal to be completely decarbonized by 2030. That aside Google actually uses renewable energy sources to power its operations throughout the world and had fully balanced all of its carbon emissions by 2007. Last year Google publicized its efforts to fight pollution by suggesting flights and routes that emitted less carbon to the user who on Google search, searched for it and on Maps looked for a route.

However, the department that we talked about earlier, the Cloud Computing one, is specifically one that is heavy on the energy which means that it requires more energy than the rest and Google can’t just stop functions in that because it is the most key department of the company. Because Google has data centers all over the world it constantly purchases renewable energy. Thus, it claims that its cloud is the world’s cleanest cloud.


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