Paresh Dave of Reuters reports that Google will replenish 20% more water than it uses by 2030.
- Google plans to reach this goal by using less water at its buildings and investing in and helping with conservation efforts of local communities in which they operate.
- Specific conservation efforts include using collected rainwater to flush toilets at its facilities and funding the removal of water-hungry invasive plants.
- Google’s efforts show that the free market is well-equipped to lead the way in creating a cleaner environment.
“‘We are pledging to a water stewardship target to replenish more water than we consume by 2030 and support water security in communities where we operate,’ Google Chief Sustainability Officer Kate Brandt wrote in a blog post. ‘This means Google will replenish 120% of the water we consume, on average, across our offices and data centers.'”