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Join the Greenpeace Call to Facebook: Unfriend Coal

Facebook is changing its carbon footprint it is planning to power their new data center in Oregon with coal.

Facebook is also not giveing people the option to like or unlike that plan, so Greenpeace is doing so instead.

Greenpeace is inviting people to join Facebook protest groups that call on the social networking site to "drop coal and commit to 100 percent renewable energy, cutting its carbon footprint and helping in the struggle to prevent catastrophic climate change."

From Greenpeace:

Facebook can control where it builds its infrastructure; the power purchasing agreements it enters into; and how it uses its brand's power to advocate for strong policies that promote clean energy. Given all of the control Facebook does have, it can make a commitment to phase out coal and show the rest of the IT sector that it can be done...

At current growth rates data centers and telecommunication networks, the two key components of the cloud Facebook depends on, will consume about 1,963 billion kilowatts hours of electricity in 2020. That's more than triple their current consumption and more than the current electricity consumption of France, Germany, Canada and Brazil combined.

Visit Greenpeace to learn more or join the call on Facebook to clean up its environmental record.


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