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Reducing My Carbon Footprint

Reducing My Carbon Footprint

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Yesterday Microsoft opened 150 “touch down” work spaces for temporary use by Microsoft employees as part of a broad company strategy to help Seattle-based employees deal with the ever-worsening commute.

Today, I took it for a test drive. I took the Seattle Metro bus to work instead of driving my SUV (Microsoft provides me a pass that sticks on my employee smartcard). I was the first to use the online reservation system for a cubicle, which was kind of fun.

The building is modern and airy, with a nice view of the Needle and the EMP to the west.

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They have rooms to take speakerphone conf calls that don't disturb everyone nearby, and rooms to help me focus.

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Even the toilets are new, and come with instructions (to help you save water). The green coating on the handle is to "reduce germs."

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Press up for skinny flush (one drop) and down for full flush (3 drops). Back in the California drought days, the low-tech fix for saving water was to accumulate three number 1 ("fluid") deposits before flushing - same effect.

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