30 Nov '15, 10am

VMware, eBay help employees bring water conservation home

VMware, eBay help employees bring water conservation home

The line between personal and professional lives is notoriously thin in Silicon Valley. That actually can be a positive when raising awareness for corporate sustainability initiatives, as software company VMware discovered during a three-month experimental water conservation campaign that ends in mid-December. The effort, undertaken in collaboration with energy efficiency consulting company BKi, challenged VMware employees to extend the water reduction goals trumpeted in their office locations out into their communities, to their own homes. So far, VMware is on track to save 13 million gallons within its facilities this year, according to Nicola Acutt, vice president of sustainability strategy and giving for VMware, based in Palo Alto, California. Irrigation water usage, for example, has been slashed by more than 50 percent through drought-tolerant "upgrades" to the compan...

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