Don't Forget to Turn Off the Lights on March 29

World Wildlife Fund has named HP as the official U.S. technology partner for Earth Hour, the global climate change event taking place at 8 p.m. EDT on March 29 ( in cities around the world.

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.

"We can’t stop climate change in a single hour, but through Earth Hour 2008 we hope to raise awareness and encourage people to make energy reduction a priority long after the lights come back on," said Richard Moss, vice president of WWF's Climate Change program. "We are pleased HP has shown such strong leadership among companies in the technology sector and is developing models for the entire industry on how companies can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy efficiency."

"Collaboration is key when it comes to addressing the effects of climate change," said Pat Tiernan, vice president of Social and Environmental Responsibility at HP. "Furthering our alliance with WWF supports our goal to educate others about climate change and energy efficiency."

During Earth Hour, some of the world's most iconic skylines, including those in Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, will go dark for one hour in this dramatic call for action on climate change. With a total of 25 cities participating in 10 countries, Earth Hour will be the largest voluntary power down in history.

HP is committing financial and technical support to Earth Hour as the national technology partner for the event. This effort builds on the company's pioneering relationship with WWF to address the causes and consequences of climate change. HP is promoting the event to its employees around the world, providing technology at events in each of the four U.S. cities and, most importantly, joining millions around the globe by turning off the lights at its facilities.

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