Bangalore, India (PressExposure) March 24, 2009 -- Hewlett-Packard (HP) today announced its partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF) as the âGreen Technology Partnerâ for Earth Hour 2009- the global climate change campaign. HP will partner with WWF- India in support of the Earth Hour campaign to drive greater community awareness and action around behaviour affecting climate change, encouraging individuals and organizations to make a difference in the fight against global warming.
The Earth Hour 2009 is taking place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8.30pm in cities around the world including India.
During Earth Hour, millions of individuals and businesses will turn off their lights for one hour, demonstrating that by working together, we can all make a difference in the fight against climate change. HP will be turning off the lights in all HP site buildings in India for Earth Hour.
âHP is pleased to extend its partnership with WWF in this unique initiative to combat issues around climate changeâ said Bina Raj-Debur, Director, Corporate Marketing, HP India. âFor decades, we at HP have been committed to reducing our environmental impact and making it easier for our customers to âgo greenâ. Through the Design for Environment Program, HP has brought to market cutting edge-technologies, energy-efficient products, and reuse and recycling services for businesses in India,â she added.
Mr. Ravi Singh, WWF India said, âEarth hour is a unique initiative with which we hope to raise awareness and encourage people to make energy reduction a priority.â He added, âCollaboration is essential in this regard. We are confident that our partnership with HP will help us make a powerful impact in educating others about climate change and energy efficiency.â
WWF and HP welcome individuals and businesses to join them in tackling climate change. Some of the other partners in this campaign are Wipro, HSBC Bank, Google, Intel, Nokia, YES Bank, NDPL,Ogilvy, Tata Indicom, ITC Welcome group, Standard Chartered, CBRE, Delhi Government, Tetra Pak and PVR Cinemas. Sign up to participate in Earth Hour at http://www.earthhour.in, and learn how you can take actions to reduce your carbon footprint throughout the year.
For more information on Earth Hour 2009 visit http://www.earthhour.in
About HP and the environment For decades HP has worked to manage its environmental impact by adopting environmentally responsible practices in product development, operations and supply chain. The company strives to be a global leader in reducing its carbon footprint, limiting waste and recycling responsibly. More information is available about the companyâs work in relation to the environment is available at [http://www.hpcom/environment].
For information on HPâs role in Earth Hour, go to [http://www.hp.com/go/earthhour].
About WWF India About WWF WWF is a science-based organisation engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country since 1969. A part of the WWF global network, the organisation has made its presence felt through a sustained effort not only towards nature and wildlife conservation, but by sensitising people by creating awareness through capacity building and environ-legal activism. http://www.wwfindia.org
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