Lenovo introduces the cleansing power of its CO2 offset service to consumers

Lenovo Legion 5i 15
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What you need to know

  • Lenovo's CO2 Offset Service, which helps overall contributions to climate action projects, is now extending itself to average consumers.
  • Those who buy Legion or Yoga PCs are eligible to get in on the service.
  • The idea is that you opt in when buying your machine, credits are determined based on the device's use, and then those credits are used to help climate action projects.

Lenovo has a CO2 Offset Service that Yoga and Legion PC consumers can now get in on. Here's how it works: You opt in when you buy your device, earn credits based on the calculated emissions of your PC's use, and then a Lenovo partner will contribute said credits toward climate action projects.

In the event you're wondering if these various carbon emission combating services actually amount to anything, Lenovo has brought hard figures with which to showcase that at least some concrete results have formed as a consequence of its efforts:

Since launching this service, Lenovo has helped commercial companies offset more than 500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of greenhouse gas emitted from more than 100,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year. Now through this service expansion to the consumer space, Yoga and Lenovo Legion PC users interested in addressing climate change through CO2 compensation have a simple and transparent way to do so at the click of a button.

So there you have it. If you want to feel a touch more ecologically responsible via the simple act of an opt-in click, Lenovo's giving you the opportunity. And don't think Lenovo's alone in the fight; Microsoft's also been hard at work with various carbon emissions monitoring tools and initiatives, as have other industry leaders.

Robert Carnevale

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