Today on Planet 100: Facebook Goes Green? (Video)
Today on Planet 100, Facebook showcases their efforts to go green, a new video gives the history of fossil fuel use in under five minutes, and NBC celebrates its annual "Green Week."Facebook Green?
Hoping to divert attention from their coal powered data centers, Facebook, recently launched a green page to highlight their eco initiatives.
From energy efficiency measures in their data centers, to auto/dual flush toilets in their offices, water conservation efforts to a Google-esque employee shuttle program, Facebook is making forward strides with their greener practices. However, the elephant in room continues to be the issue of coal.
Greenpeace wants to see Facebook announce plans to drop coal power and promote renewable energy instead. And it seems 600,000 facebook users agree.
Fossil Fuel History
Want to be a fossil fuels history buff in under five minutes? A short animated film by the Post Carbon Institute can help you deliver the goods.
Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we're in for an exciting ride. While there's a real risk that we'll fall off a cliff, Post Carbon Institute points out there's still time to control our transition to a post-carbon future.
Most strikingly, the video reminds us that it's only been the time equivalent of 3 human lifetimes since the beginning of the industrial revolution.
Read more: A Brief History of Fossil Fuels (Video)
NBC Green Week
This Sunday marks the beginning of NBC's Green Week where the network's shows abound with green themes. For The Office, Michael Scott will apparently try to help the planet with recycling, while Dwight pens "a love poem to Mother Earth." Law and Order Las Angeles deals with crime in the form of environmental neglect.