Widespread climate walkouts expected at Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and other tech companies

GeekWire | Sep 20, 2019 at 9:12 PM
  • Climate change will take center stage in the technology industry today as thousands of employees at some of the world’s biggest and most influential companies plan to walk off the job.
  • A day before the walkouts and marches were set to begin, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced a sweeping initiative to make the company carbon neutral by 2040 and shift to entirely renewable energy a decade before that.
  • A group of Amazon employees has pushed the company to be a leader in battling climate change in recent years, gathering more than 3,500 signatures for a petition demanding a company-wide environmental plan.