Microsoft pledges to fight climate change with carbon neutral Xbox

September 24, 2019

Microsoft is joining Sony on the efforts to combat climate change by switching things up on the console front. In the former’s case, it’s starting a pilot project to make 825,000 Xboxes carbon neutral. As part of the UN’s Playing for the Planet alliance, Microsoft joins several other game companies pledging to do what they can to help climate change. According to the United Nations Environmental Program, the promised changes from these companies could make a big impact: “Combined, these commitments from 21 companies will result in a 30 million tonne reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030.

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In the early 1990s, after the electronic music phenomenon exploded across Europe, Dutch dance culture was already on a steady rise. The demand for these events were rapidly growing on a vast scale, with young entrepreneurs generating fresh ideas to explore unknown territory and broaden the horizon of dance music culture. Three young friends under the initials of ID&T (Irfan van Ewijk, Duncan Stutterheim, and Theo Lelie) decided it was time to put their dream into action. In 1992, they organized their first large-scale event.

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