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24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030*


global average carbon-free energy across our data centers and offices.


energy efficiency from Google’s owned-and-operated data center versus a typical enterprise data center.


annual match of Google’s global electricity use with renewable energy purchases since 2017.

Google for Education is here to help you meet your sustainability goals

Reduce your school’s emissions and reach sustainability goals with Google for Education

Built with sustainability in mind, Google for Education tools help enhance instruction and lessen your school’s environmental impact.

Chromebooks are built to last

Chromebooks are designed with recycled materials, and can be easily used by numerous users over a long period of time. And best of all, they get 10 years of automatic updates – more than any other operating system commits to today.

Innovative features like adaptive charging helps preserve battery health, while battery saver will reduce or turn off energy-intensive processes.*

Chromebooks have many parts that can be repaired, and schools can build their own in school repair programs or send Chromebooks out to be repaired.

All devices reach a time when they stop being useful, especially as hardware evolves. Schools can either sell or recycle Chromebooks via their reseller, who will often collect them onsite. (Before you turn them over to a remarketer or recycler, make sure all devices are removed from management first.)

You can also search for drop-off recycling locations near you with our global recycling drop-off points feature in Google Maps.

Go paperless with Google Workspace

Get a better understanding of the emissions associated with your school’s use of Gmail, Meet, Docs, and other Workspace products.

Google Meet provides productive virtual learning with moderator control and engagement features that save time while reducing the need to travel, including for parent-teacher conferences, professional development, or to connect with guest speakers virtually.

Google’s suite of products enables schools to collaborate more efficiently while saving time and reducing the need for paper usage.

Inspire climate responsibility for this generation and the next

Programs and solutions

Support your institution’s sustainability priorities

A person works on a deconstructed Chromebook with their hands.

Chromebook repair program

Extend the lifespan of your devices and minimize e-waste by setting up a Chromebook repair program.

A Chromebook on a desk with a few computer parts scattered around it.

ChromeOS Flex

Transform your existing Macs and PCs with ChromeOS Flex to help extend the life of older hardware.

An illustration of a giant Chromebook outside between two buildings. It has a cog on it that says “10 years” and shows that it can be recycled.

Chromebook automatic updates

Chromebooks receive 10 years of automatic updates — more than any other operating system commits to today.

Curriculum inspiration

Curriculum inspiration

Teaching students to live sustainably should be an imperative part of your curriculum. Leverage our tools and proposed lesson plans to help educate about eco-friendly living.

Earth Day lesson plans

Teach about the environment and take action while building new digital skills with Earth Day projects.

Your plan, your planet

Build lessons around and calculate how our everyday actions contribute to our ecological footprint.

Science Buddies lesson plans on sustainability

Free-of-cost science lesson plans designed to engage students through hands-on experiments and activities.

Plastic in our oceans

Lesson plan to help develop critical thinking skills using Google for Education tools to address the issue of reducing plastic in the oceans.

Google tools

Google tools

These tools can be used in everyday life and to spark additional curriculum ideas.

Google Earth

Explore the earth with latitude and longitude, or use timelapse to demonstrate issues like receding glaciers.

Project Sunroof

Compute how much solar energy your school can produce.

Global Forest Watch

Explore data and tools for forest protection.


See how the earth has changed over the past 37 years.

Global Surface Water Explorer

Get a detailed view of water on earth.

Want to learn more about Google’s commitment to sustainability?

*Carbon-free energy is any type of electricity generation that doesn’t directly emit carbon dioxide, including (but not limited to) solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, and nuclear. Sustainable biomass and carbon capture and storage (CCS) are special cases considered on a case-by-case basis, but are often also considered carbon-free energy sources.

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