EarthLab - What's Your Earth Impact?

Organization Name
EarthLab Foundation
Mission Statement

Provide functional outreach and reverse research and educational efforts through and our Earth Impact Calculator.

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Question 1
The Before: What was the challenge, issue or problem your organization was facing? Or, what was the opportunity you were not able to take advantage of before you put a technology solution in place?

Answer: The challenge was to collect, organize and review mass amounts of data provided by individuals around the world re: their personal consumption - relative to ones carbon footprint.

Question 2
What Microsoft software have you used/are you using in your organization to more effectively engage your beneficiaries, donors and/or volunteers and/or to make a difference in your community?

Answer: Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 (Includes any of the following: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, Outlook, and Word)
Other: SQL Server, Office 2010, Server/developer product

Question 3
The After: How have these Microsoft products allowed you to engage your stakeholders more efficiently or effectively to make a difference in your community?

Answer: Through a heavy reliance of MS Office and Server products we have been able to launch a worldwide Carbon Calculator (as seen on now featured in 25 countries, and used by over 1M peopel worldwide including Accenture, Bank of America, Prime Time Emmy's, US Post Office and the Live Earth Concerts around the World.

Question 4
What about these products (the features or the way you used them) made them particularly helpful in enabling your organization to expand and improve upon its community impact?

Answer: The scalability

Question 5
Please provide any examples, stories or data that illustrate the difference the use of Microsoft software has enabled you to make (i.e., # of new clients reached, new program added, increased dollars raised, increased volunteers, etc.

Answer: The Office product line as well as Server and Developer software has allowd EarthLab to rapidly launch our calculator on a worldwide basis - while not having to worry about scalibility (# of users)- and ensuring that we can truly leverage the internet by taking advantage of technology to educate the masses instead of having to hire large teams of staff.

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