Monday, August 29, 2011

Google: dedicated to keeping employees healthy and happy and reducing its ecological footprint

As regular readers and/or Twitter followers are likely well aware, I’m not exactly 100% pro-capitalism. So it may come as a bit of surprise that today’s post gushes over one particular money-making machine: Google. 

Now, Google has skeletons in the closet like any other business, but a lot of what I’ve read depicts it as a company vested in keeping employees healthy and happy, and dedicated to reducing its ecological footprint. It's business model demonstrates that companies can be sustainable while also profitable; two concepts that I think a lot of libertarians believe are mutually exclusive. Please check out the videos and articles below for a few examples of how socially responsible this company is. 

The Atlantic: Marion Nestle
What Google's Famous Cafeterias Can Teach Us About Health 

Good (Environment): Sarah Laskow
Google's Newest Clean Energy Project: Solar Leasing

I think Google's biggest downfall is that it may have plans for world domination...Given these examples, do you think this is a bad thing?

1 comment:

  1. Megan let's start our own epidemiology business and grow our own vegetables for lunch time meals!