Greenpeace activists scale an Amazon building under construction in South Lake Union to deliver a message to Amazon and Microsoft. (Photo courtesy

Earlier this week Greenpeace released a report criticizing Microsoft, Amazon and Apple for not using enough renewable energy to power their cloud-computing data centers.

Now activists affiliated with the group have hung a sign from building in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, looking to make sure the Seattle-area companies get the message. has more details on the topic, along with a photo gallery.

The building is under construction for Amazon. The Seattle Times reports that construction workers “were idled for a bit, which didn’t seem to bother them too much.”

Previously: Microsoft reaches carbon goal, but Greenpeace says its cloud is still too dirty

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  • Bif

    this is so stupid. Go away Greenpeace.

  • Guest

    Shame on Amazon for this breach of campus security. As an Amazon Web Services customer, I am very disappointed that this incursion was allowed to occur.

    • Joneholland

      This was a vacant construction site. Amazon has not moved in yet n

      • Guest

        I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to work in a building which was so poorly guarded while it was under construction. If subversives can hang a giant sign in broad daylight, what else could they do?

  • Guest

    Hmmm. That sign doesn’t look like it’s made out of either renewable or easily recyclable products.

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