The technology industry is addressing climate change and leading by example through its innovation and sustainability efforts.  On Earth Day and throughout the year, tech is advancing solutions that reduce our carbon footprint, improve the environment, and make our planet cleaner and more sustainable.  See how in this week’s Tech At Work.

How Tech is Making Our Planet More Sustainable

Apple provided an update on its efforts to bring its entire carbon footprint to zero net emissions by focusing on recycled and renewable materials, clean electricity, and low-carbon shipping.

TechNet co-founder and Kleiner Perkins Chairman John Doerr’s Speed & Scale, an initiative to move leaders to act on the climate crisis, released a progress report on the world’s push toward net zero emissions.

NetApp shared how it is reducing our carbon footprint and optimizing energy use with efficient and sustainable technology.

On Earth Day, HP highlighted how it has recycled more than one billion pounds of waste since 2019.

Throughout Earth Month, Uber made it easier for users to choose eco-friendly rides.

DoorDash enabled over 180,000 orders with reusable packaging in 2023.

A new Deloitte report highlighted how introducing nature-positive strategies can help businesses innovate, create jobs, and improve their resilience to future economic changes.

Cisco shared five ways IT teams can help organizations improve their sustainability efforts.

Amazon offered several tips on how its devices can help you live more sustainably.

GM’s latest sustainability report showcased the company’s commitment to building a more equitable zero-emissions future and how it is working toward its carbon-neutral goal.

Samsung is embedding sustainability into its products and innovations.

Coursera compiled a collection of free courses on sustainability, global warming, and the planet to commemorate Earth Day.

The Friedkin Group celebrated Earth Day by highlighting its more than 20-year partnership to help preserve the “wild things and wild places” of Texas.

Verizon received a 2024 ENERGY STAR Award for the 12th consecutive year.

Dell showcased how it is making it easier to recycle old technology.

OfferUp is contributing to the circular economy and creating less waste.


New in Tech

Google Launches New Course to Help Everyone Learn to Use AI

Google AI Essentials is a new self-paced course designed to help people across roles and industries learn AI skills to boost their productivity.  No programming skills or other experience is required.  To ensure people from all backgrounds have access to AI training, launched a $75 million AI Opportunity Fund to train over one million Americans on critical AI skills.


What We’re Saying

TechNet Submits Comments to the Department of Commerce on Connected Vehicles

TechNet Submits Comments to the FTC on its Proposed Rule on Impersonations


Before You Start the Weekend

OpenAI partnered with Moderna to accelerate the development of life-saving treatments.  See how Moderna is using AI to further evaluate and verify the optimal vaccine dose selected by its clinical study team.