Microsoft is introducing the first Internet Explorer Beta 1 and IE7 "tree-hugging" exclusive Carbon Grove website. The Jackson Fish Market built Carbon Grove using asp.net and Silverlight 2.0, putting together what they referred to as a carbon reduction reminder service.
“Climate change is a problem that affects everyone on our planet. As is often the case with problems of this magnitude, it’s hard to feel like one person can make a difference. In reality however, every little bit helps. Carbon Grove can help you make your small contribution to fixing things and hopefully also help you show others that you care,” stated Miel Van Opstal, Enthusiast Evangelist Microsoft.
The Carbon Grove website is not only an initiative designed to lower the carbon footprint by enabling end users to plant virtual trees, but also to spread seeds from Microsoft. In this context, the website delivers an unique approach to environmental initiatives, one that leverages Silverlight and is accessible exclusively through Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8 (at Beta 1 stage).