Employees support causes close to their homes—and hearts
Each year, HP employees around the world volunteer in their local communities, with support from HP, which offers every employee four paid volunteer hours each month. This year the HP Foundation invited employees to volunteer with their colleagues to support causes that are close to their homes — and hearts — as part of its 40 Days of Doing Good campaign. This year, employees volunteered more than 6,800 hours during 77 events in 15 countries to support the campaign. The following stories highlight just some of the inspiring projects that took place around the world.
At the launch of the first two HP World on Wheels digital inclusion and learning labs in February, Rajiv Srivastava, Managing Director of HP India, stood side-by-side with Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, Common Service Center, India’s Ministry of Communication & Information Technology. The two men cut a symbolic red ribbon strung across the doorway of a learning lab, marking the official start of a journey that is expected to impact more than 15 million people over the next six years.
The lasting impression volunteering leaves is often told through the account of one person spending their time making a difference for another. One person showing up on one day could make all the difference in someone else’s life.
by Sarah Jasinski, HP Business Analyst, and Clane Hayward, Lead Writer for HP Employee Communications
When most of us think of Texas, it’s dusty ranches and longhorn cattle that come to mind. But there’s more to the Lone Star State than desert scrub. Around Austin each Spring, the prairies burst into bloom with stunning native wildflowers known as bluebonnets, and Texas’s capital has a rich and diverse culture as well.
Young students all over the world are building sustainable solutions to the world's biggest challenges, and the technology they're using to express their ideas is quite outside the box.
At Escola Ramon Fuster School in Bellaterra, Spain, students created a model for sustainable cities of the future featuring clean transportation, a sustainable architecture, and eco-friendly materials and systems.
With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set to change hands and the future of the U.S. role in the historic Paris climate agreement unknown, it is more important than ever for the private sector to show its commitment to addressing climate change.