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Helping People Support Earth Day and Our Planet

By Bill Weihl, Director of Sustainability

Protecting the environment is just one important part of keeping our global community safe, which is why on this Earth Day, all of us at Facebook hope that people from around the world who use our family of apps and services will join us in showing their support for our planet.

Building a global community that works for everyone requires that we create spaces where people can show their solidarity for issues and causes that they are passionate about. In fact, in 2016 the global Facebook community came together to celebrate Earth Day, making it the #1 topic on that day. Here are a few interesting ways people have come together on Facebook to show their support for the environment:

We are also committed to doing our part. For an entire year of one person’s Facebook use, our carbon footprint is less than the impact of boiling water for one pot of tea (355g CO2e)*, and in 2018 our goal is to have at least 50% clean and renewable energy in our electricity supply mix for our operations.

This Earth Day we hope people will show their support on and offline, and are providing the tools to make it easier:

For more information about Facebook’s sustainability commitments, please visit sustainability.fb.com.

* Facebook’s annual per-user carbon emissions: 281g CO2