This post has been republished via RSS; it originally appeared at: Windows Blog.“Each year on April 22, Earth Day is observed around the world by people, governments and organizations that acknowledge how important protecting the planet is and commit to creating a more sustainable future,” writes Nick Parker, corporate vice president for Global Partner Solutions, on the Official Microsoft Blog. “In early 2020, Microsoft put a stake in the ground to accelerate our own sustainability journey by announcing our commitment to become carbon negative by 2030 and to reduce our historical emissions by 2050. Since then, we’ve also committed to become water positive, zero waste, build a Planetary Computer, and to protect more land than we use.” In the post, Parker touches on the Microsoft 2020 Environmental Sustainability Report, partner innovations, smart places, more responsible supply chain practices and device partners. “Our hardware partners deliver innovative devices and demonstrate their commitment to the sustainability of our planet through the examination and optimization of their own operations and by sourcing renewable or ocean-bound plastics into their PCs,” writes Parker, who includes a section on partners such as Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo. Head over to the Official Microsoft Blog to read more from Parker.