Best of Earth911 Podcast: Google’s Mike Werner on Building Circular Economies

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Google’s Mike Werner on Building Circular Economies

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Google’s round financial system chief, Mike Werner, explains the numerous renewable energy, waste discount, and inner strategic adjustments which have established dad or mum firm Alphabet on the forefront of company sustainability.

Google achieved carbon neutrality for its search engine operations in 2007 and a decade later had matched 100% of its vitality use with renewable energy credits. It pioneered reusing server and information heart gear and elements, and at the moment diverts 78% of its information heart and 64% of its workplace waste from landfills. Mike explains how Google collaborates with different corporations, together with opponents, within the Clean Energy Buyers Alliance, which seeks to attain 90% nationwide renewable vitality technology capability by 2030.

Mike Werner, Google's circular economy leader
Mike Werner, Google’s round financial system chief, is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

In addition to the launch of their Circular Economy startup accelerator, we focus on how the Google Cloud Platform and shopper companies are integrating environmental data to help knowledgeable adjustments in enterprise and particular person sustainability. Mike, who’s on the board of administrators at our recent guest Rheaply, breaks down how reuse, improved carbon monitoring, and round financial system methods can speed up the decarbonization of society.

Google, whose mission is to arrange the world’s information, is rethinking its enterprise and companies to attain carbon neutrality and, finally, draw down CO2 ranges as a part of the conventional course of its enterprise. You can study extra about Google’s sustainability and round financial system applications at

This podcast initially aired on December 5, 2022.