Because of their ubiquity I'd use Adobe products whether I like the company or not, but luckily there's plenty of reason to like them. Adobe's efforts to be a green company are persistent and multifaceted; they recycle, they compost, they even pee in waterless urinals. And they actively pursue alternate energy sources.Adobe built a small wind farm atop their San Jose headquarters, even though skycraper roofs don't provide anything like the ideal square footage to reap such benefits; you really need a wide-open field. They then looked into solar panels, but again, the footprint of their three skyscrapers was too small to generate a meaningful amount of electricity.
Undeterred, they've now installed a dozen Bloom Energy fuel cells on the roof of their parking garage. The fuel cells can use natural gases like methane, which Adobe purchases from a methane-generating landfill, to produce electricity that can be provided directly to the building. Turning garbage fumes into new electricity is an impressive feat, and we hope Bloom's technology one day becomes as ubiquitous as Photoshop.
The Times' Green blog has an article on Adobe and the Bloom project here, and you can learn more about Adobe's environmental efforts here.