Empowering and enabling citizen engagement through access to environmental data

01 December 2011 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

​Here’s a great blog post from Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Strategist, Rob Bernard, who is in South Africa right now at the 17th annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – known broadly as COP17.

Microsoft has long been committed to environmental sustainability efforts through the use of innovative technologies and solutions, and several announcements coming out of COP17 are really inspiring and demonstrate how technology can help transform how citizens, businesses, and governments make environmentally conscious decisions. I encourage you to click on the link below to learn more about the remarkable solutions coming from our partners, such as an application allowing people to measure and monitor noise levels around them.

Read more about Microsoft at COP17: Working together to organize environmental data.

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Michele Bedford Thistle
Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

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Michele Bedford Thistle | Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector

Michele is focused on sharing stories from government customers creating real impact for citizens, employees, economies, and students. She joined the worldwide team from Microsoft Canada, where she was also marketing lead for several technology start-ups.