Google's Inconvenient Truth
'Tis the season for giving, so Google's philanthropic arm is now advertising open positions for people who want to give back to mother Earth. As Garrett Rogers notes, Google.org is hiring administrative assistants, grants administrators, program directors and team members for several environmental initiatives. As noted previously, Google.org is also working on an ultra-efficient hybrid car.
Also today, Google took out a full-page ad in USA Today to promote ideas for combating global warming. The ad is the product of a collaboration between Google and Global SchoolNet. Google invited teachers and students to use Google Docs and Spreadsheets to brainstorm ideas. One of the ideas -- put light sensors in all office and school buildings so all lights go off when the rooms are empty -- is displayed on the full-page ad (PDF).