Palo Alto, CA—In honor of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, HP Inc. joined with Dr. Jane Goodall to raise awareness for the Plant a Tree with HP campaign. Dr. Goodall is a famed conservationist and founder of Jane’s Green Hope—her namesake reforestation initiative.
In addition, actress, producer and writer Rebel Wilson joined the efforts. Dr. Goodall and Wilson met to discuss the importance of global reforestation featured in a newly released video.
“Private companies have a critical responsibility to use their resources and reach to ensure we’re doing everything possible to restore, regenerate and protect global forests,” said Dr. Jane Goodall. “By working with corporations like HP, Jane’s Green Hope is able to leverage those resources to positively impact the lives of people, other animals, and the environment we share.”
Plant a Tree with HP
The Plant a Tree with HP campaign, running through June 30, 2022, is a partnership between HP, Jane’s Green Hope and the Arbor Day Foundation. Moreover, its goal is to plant up to one million trees by the end of the year. The campaign will support native and community-led tree plantings toward the 1 Trillion Trees Challenge. Every HP purchase from now through June contributes to the tree–planting milestone.
Furthermore, through Jane’s Green Hope and the Arbor Day Foundation, trees planted as part of the HP campaign will follow a strict protocol. This is to ensure they survive and thrive to maturity; are the correct native species for the region and ecology of the area; and benefit human communities through local management of forests.
In support of the program, Rebel Wilson and Dr. Goodall went forest bathing, a Japanese practice that encourages people to spend time in nature and immerse themselves in green spaces. During their time in the forest, they discussed the importance of global native tree planting and protection through community-led efforts. In addition, they planted a tree of their own, symbolizing their shared commitment to forest regeneration.
“To plant a tree with such a legend like Dr. Jane Goodall and a company as environmentally conscious as HP, I mean, what an opportunity,” said Rebel Wilson. “I just hope people realize the importance of climate change, and the critical role forests play in combatting it. This initiative will help by not just planting trees but also ensuring proper forest management in places like the U.S., Brazil and Madagascar, where they’ll make the most positive impact.”
Combatting Climate Change
HP is also stepping up to combat the climate crisis as part of its ambition to become the world’s most sustainable and just technology company. Forest protection and restoration is a key pillar of HP’s overall climate action strategy. Consequently, by leveraging the combined knowledge and expertise of like-minded organizations, such as the Jane Goodall Institute through the Jane’s Green Hope initiative and the Arbor Day Foundation, HP is helping restore as well as protect global forests and biodiversity that is rapidly disappearing.
“We recognize that our role as a corporation is imperative so we have committed that every page printed through an HP printer will be forest positive. This program gives us the opportunity to bring our customers along on that journey so we can build critical mass, which is essential in addressing the extremely complex challenges we’re facing as a planet.”
Further, HP is committed to forest conservation as part of its comprehensive climate action strategy. It also achieves zero-deforestation in its paper and paper-based product packaging. HP is also one of the first technology companies to pledge to counteract the risk of deforestation beyond its own supply chain, accounting for the impact on nature of all paper used in HP printers, regardless of brand.
To learn more about the Plant a Tree with HP campaign, as well as ways to support the protection and restoration of trees and forests, visit https://www.hp.com/plantatree.
Jane’s Green Hope
Jane’s Green Hope is an initiative of the Jane Goodall Institute, a nonprofit Dr. Goodall founded in 1977. The science-driven, holistic organization turns Jane’s vision for a better world into a reality through interconnected programs that use community-led as well as local partnerships to improve well-being for people, other animals, and the planet we share.
What’s more, as a vital part of that work, JGI’s Jane’s Green Hope initiative invests in and focuses on nature-based solutions. Solutions like reforestation address the intersection of threats to ecosystems, humans as well as wildlife. JGI also provides a valuable diversity of benefits worldwide, including local sustainable livelihoods; heat regulation; protection of watersheds; and soil regeneration; while also combatting the climate crisis and biodiversity loss.