Dell recently made the announcement that it is partnering with Oklahoma Gas and Electric to powers its 240,000 square-foot Oklahoma City campus with 100-percent wind energy as part of its plan to reduce its worldwide facilities’ greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2015.    The company expects to to avoid nearly 5,100 tons of CO2 emissions per year at the Oklahoma facility.

Dell now sources about 35 percent of its U.S. energy use from green power and approximately 20 percent globally.  Dell was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its leadership in green power. In the latest EPA Fortune 500 Green Power Challenge rankings, the company increased its position to No. 3 from No. 12 in July 2008.

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Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine,, Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine,, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.