Here's a look at 10 ways Google tries to make its campuses around the world more sustainable
- Google campuses may be best known for their fun quirks - like having massive slides in a number of them.
- But over the years, the company has made strides to make its offices not only fun to work in, but environmentally friendly as well.
- From cutting down on food wastes to harvesting its own honey, below are ten ways Google offices around the world are working towards being more sustainable.
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Google campuses may be best known for their fun quirks - like having massive slides in a number of them. But over the years, the company has made strides to make its offices not only entertaining, but environmentally friendly as well.
With offices in over 160 cities housing over 98,000 employees, Google's carbon footprint - from an operational perspective - has the potential to be huge.
Knowing this, the company has come up with creative ways to cut down on things like food waste, car emissions, and even, how much honey it has to buy for its cafes.
Here are ten ways Google offices around the world are working towards being more sustainable:
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1. Google offers its employees a colorful fleet of bikes — known as Gbikes — to help them get around its Mountain View campus.
2. Google makes it a priority to purchase "imperfect" fruits and vegetables.
3. Twenty-five Google offices around the world use space on their campuses to grow their own food.
4. Mountain View employees are harvesting their own honey.
5. To cut back on the number of cars on the road, Google offers shuttle services to its Mountain View headquarters.
6. Google grows some of its produce more efficiently by using hydroponics.
7. Google's food team works to minimize food wastes.
8. Google tries to be animal-friendly.
9. Google's new Bay Area office will use geothermal technology to warm itself up in the winter and keep it cool in the summer.
10. Google uses reclaimed building materials when possible.
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