You’ve heard the saying, “every little bit makes a difference.” Well, HP has taken that concept and ran with it.
Recently, HP released the Power To Change Widget. This widget helps you to track and conserve energy on your computer. The widget is a part of their Power to Change initiative built in five languages. However, HP has a long track record of supporting environment initiatives, in 1957 founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard instituted global citizenship as a core corporate objective, promoting environmentally friendly business operations.
The widget reminds you to turn off your computer at the end of the work day, and displays the energy you are saving in doing so. HP says, “In the US alone, we have learned that only 36% of business desktop users turn their computer off at the end of the work day.” This fact, not only increases energy costs, but carbon emissions.
And HP goes on to state that if 100,000 users turn off their computers, it would save 2,680 kilowatt hours of energy. That’s equivalent to a reduction of 3,562 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, or taking around 2,140 cars off the road.
This goes to show how such a small thing can equal out to something much larger: The Power To Change! To get involved, check out the HP Power to Change website.