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Going Beyond the Tech Ecosystem: How Tech is Leading the Fight Against Climate Change
On this Earth Day, addressing climate change remains one of the most critical global issues of our time. Technology companies recognize the urgent need to accelerate deployment of new tech that will help our communities become safer and cleaner. In this week's Tech At Work, learn how they are helping our planet through innovation and action. Whether it is going carbon neutral, committing to zero waste operations, or relying upon 100 percent renewable energy to power facilities — tech is stepping up to build a cleaner and more sustainable future
The Cisco Foundation is investing $100 million over the next decade to fund projects that reduce carbon emissions and increase community awareness.
Since ChargePoint launched, they have powered 2.6 billion electric miles, eliminated the need for 107 million gallons of gasoline, and have prevented 387 thousand metric tons of greenhouse gases.
GM has accelerated its sustainability efforts and by 2026, will have 30 electric vehicles in the market and have installed over 2,700 fast chargers powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
Uber is committing to become a fully zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100 percent of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles. By 2030, Uber will have 100 percent of rides take place in EVs in U.S., Canadian, and European cities.
HPE and Facebook announced a joint initiative that aims to accelerate breakthroughs in low-carbon technologies to address climate change by making key patented technologies widely accessible.
In 2019, the San Jose Sharks worked with Bloom to power their ice rink, circulate clean air, and freeze the ice. To date, the partnership has resulted in the reduction of carbon output by 1.7 million pounds.
Honeywell pledged to be carbon neutral in their facilities and operations by 2035. The company will also examine and evaluate emissions in their supply chain to quantify them and address them where possible.
Zoox has taken The Climate Pledge and commits to sustainability through an all-electric fleet producing no emissions during travel and taking proactive measures to reduce its carbon footprint.
HP released a set of ambitious goals to combat climate change focus on carbon neutrality, circularity, zero waste, ocean conversation, and reforestation.
What's New in Tech
HPE announced a partnership with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to improve predictions of wildfires, hurricanes, and solar storms. NCAR will use the new system to develop accurate digital models for a wide range of earth’s phenomenal events.
The new system is powered by the HPE Cray EX supercomputer, and is nearly 3.5 times faster than NCAR’s existing system, which it will replace in 2022. This is a major step forward in supercomputing power, providing the scientific community with cutting-edge technology to better understand Earth.
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What We're Saying
TechNet Blog: Embracing Tomorrow's Tech Today Will Help Save Our Planet
Technology companies are committed to addressing climate change. Through innovation, technology is driving a cleaner, brighter, more energy-efficient future. In TechNet's Earth Day blog post, learn why now is the time for the government to take action before it's too late. Federal investment combined with private sector innovation will help save our planet while simultaneously adding jobs, growing our economy, and strengthening America's global leadership.
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Before You Start Your Weekend
See humanity’s impact on the Earth through a Google time-lapse video of the planet since 1984.