Tuesday, April 14, 2015

‘Tis the day before Earth Day, and time for a chat

What are you doing for Earth Day? Any plans yet?

It’s a question I get asked a lot this time of year, and for good reason. Our planet is in need of positive action, and Earth Day—celebrating its 45th anniversary this year—is one day people around the globe take important steps to improve our world. 

This year I am especially happy that on Tuesday, April 21, Earth Day Eve, Nick Aster and the Triple Pundit editorial team will be chatting with me on Twitter about what Earth Day 2015 means at HP. I don’t want to give away too much here, because I want you to join us for the Twitter chat at #livingprogress, 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/5 p.m. CEST, as the conversation unfolds. So if you can make it that would be great.

But here’s a hint, at HP we believe a better question is: What are you doing for Earth Every Day?

As you know our world is facing tough social and environmental challenges—climate change being one of the most urgent. If you tune into the news regularly you will agree with me that the toll that floods, droughts, heat waves and other phenomenon associated with a warming planet are having on people, economies and the environment can no longer be ignored. As our CEO Meg Whitman says, “Business as usual is not sustainable.”

So we need to do things differently – and we need to work together. At HP, I’m constantly inspired by how our people are working to create a better future for everyone. We call it HP Living Progress, and it drives how we innovate solutions, operate across our value chain, and develop programs that use the power of technology to enable human, economic and environmental progress.

Even as we make great strides, we know that society’s greatest problems are bigger than any one person, company, organization or government can solve alone. One way we are helping accelerate progress is to use technology to bring together diverse ideas and proven best practices, and explore solutions among a global community.

April 21 marks our fourth HP Living Progress Twitter chat in the past ten months, and our third with Triple Pundit. These online chats complement our HP Living Progress Exchange (LPX) discussion forums, which we host both online with GlobeScan and in-person at events around the world.

With each Twitter chat and LPX discussion forum, I become even more inspired and energized by the opportunities we have to unite people through technology. I’m particularly excited about this global chat on the eve of Earth Day because people will already be thinking about how to make a difference. Millions of actions will be taken at work, at home, in communities, and across society in honor of Earth Day 2015. Now imagine the impact if we each took action in honor of Earth Every Day.

What are you doing for Earth Every Day? Join me and Triple Pundit April 21 at #livingprogress, and let’s chat.

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