Sustainability & environment
Providing access to large datasets in the cloud can help researchers and innovators address a wide range of sustainability challenges. The Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative significantly reduces the cost, time, and technical barriers associated with analyzing large datasets to generate sustainability insights – regardless of an organization’s size or computing power. Continue Reading
Sustainability
At Amazon, we are committed to and invested in sustainability because it’s a win all around – it’s good for business, the planet, our customers, and our communities.

The big picture

A look back at 2018 through 18 of our favorite Amazon photos.

10 book picks to get the most out of summer

Our favorite guides for National Parks, trails, lakes, beaches, and other outdoor destinations.

In pursuit of a better planet, and better skin

This small business owner hitched his future to two soil-strengthening plants from Costa Rica.

The Spheres' plants, up close and personal

With more than 40,000 plants from around the world, The Spheres showcase biodiversity in the heart of Seattle.

Amazon's urban campus

Several years ago we outgrew our space in Seattle and we made a conscious choice to invest in downtown Seattle—even though it would have been cheaper to move to the suburbs.

Responsible sourcing

Amazon is strongly committed to conducting its business in a lawful and ethical manner, including engaging with suppliers that are committed to the same principles.

Frustration-free packaging

We've all had wrap rage going head-to-head with packaging that's impossible to open, excessive for the product, or destined only for landfills. So in 2008 we set out to solve the problem.

The Spheres blossom in Seattle

It’s official, the Spheres are open. See inside via 360 photo.

Energy and environment

At Amazon, we are putting our scale and inventive culture to work on sustainability not only because it is good for the environment, but also for the customer. By diversifying our energy portfolio, we can keep business costs low and pass along further savings to customers. It's a win-win-win.

Sustainability by the numbers

See how Amazon is working toward a sustainable future.
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Amazon wind and solar farms

In September 2016, we announced the plan to build our largest wind project to-date, Amazon Wind Farm Texas. A 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, with more than 100 turbines, the project will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually – enough to power almost 90,000 U.S. homes.

E-waste and recycling

Amazon supports the responsible disposal and recycling of electronics products. To encourage our customers to recycle their Amazon devices, we offer free shipping for this purpose.

Day One staff picks: our favorite photos of 2017

Take a look at some of our team's favorite images, from stories we covered this year
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