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Gallery: 10 tech companies that have gone green

Who is going the extra mile?

Mining rare earth metals and minerals, producing consumer electronics, operating huge datacenters, and keeping the office lights on eats up a lot of energy. Big tech companies know this--they're the ones who get the bills for all the power they suck in.

The monetary cost of powering a big tech company, and sometimes the environmental cost as well, have driven a lot of tech companies to go green. Impetus aside, environmental sustainability is a noble cause not only on Earth Day, but all year round.

Here are 10 tech companies that have decided to go the extra mile toward being sustainable.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.