Hoi,
When the WMF is to consider the environment, investing in green energy is
the most obvious priority. As it is the locations do use standard grid
energy. Most of the big boys on the Internet, Google, Apple, Microsoft,
Facebook have committed themselves to going green. The Internet if it were
a country would be the eigth country in the world comparatively...

This is only for our servers..

As we are moving into endowments, why not invest in green energy worldwide?
The objective being in two.

   - Invest money
   - offset the use of our projects by our servers and our user communities

When we do this in a collaborative manor we build a large body of knowledge
on green energy and green energy investment opportunities. In the process
we will expose many scams that abuse subsidies for green energy and do not
have the desired positive effect. We would also demonstrate that old ideas
about energy are no longer true. Among them the need for oil from the North
Pole.

Yes, we will make a profit that IS the purpose of an endowment fund.

Thanks,

      GerardM

On 15 September 2015 at 23:41, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote:

> One thing the Foundation could do to help with climate change and
> water issues other than move office locations, and which is on topic
> because the Foundation has chosen to purchase renewable energy through
> contracting with suppliers in the past, is if the Foundation attempted
> to secure desalinated water from electrodialysis through contracting
> with San Francisco Public Utilities:
>
>
> https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B73LgocyHQnfV1Q4VE45RmFFeFlPSDlKalctVS1nRlYyY3lR
>
> There are two benefits: first, electrodialysis is much less expensive
> than reverse osmosis, in which almost all existing desalination
> companies have a huge amount of institutional inertia-causing
> investments of expert personnel, time, money, tooling, and effort;
> secondly, the same process can directly remove carbon from seawater:
>
> http://talknicer.com/co2extraction.pdf
>
> That is the least expensive method of removing carbon from the
> atmosphere other than collecting it at the smokestack, flare, exhaust,
> and tailpipe. And it pays for itself because it produces fresh water
> as a side effect.
>
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