Pearson employees are passionate about environmental issues, and our solar power program is an important instance of leading by example as we continue to help make the world a more sustainable place to live. This is one of many exciting 'green' projects currently in process at Pearson, which takes its responsibilities as a corporate citizen of the world very seriously.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 7, 2009
Climate change is an international issue of growing concern. Pearson, the education, services, and technology company, believes every company has an important part to play in reducing its impact on the world's environment, and recognizes that a significant way to reduce energy costs is by generating its own electricity from onsite renewable sources.
To help make this a reality, Pearson announced today that it will install solar panels on the roof of its data center in Old Tappan, New Jersey, launching the company's initial onsite renewable energy project. By making this switch to solar energy, the Old Tappan facility will offset about 4000 tons of CO2 over the 25-year life of the panels, which is equal to planting more than 100,000 trees.
Rich Glicini, who heads social responsibility for Pearson and is Environmental Director for North America, says "Pearson employees are passionate about environmental issues, and our solar power program is an important instance of leading by example as we continue to help make the world a more sustainable place to live. This is one of many exciting 'green' projects currently in process at Pearson, which takes its responsibilities as a corporate citizen of the world very seriously."
As part of its company-wide environmental initiative, Pearson is transforming its corporate fleet to include more fuel-efficient vehicles, expanding the use of online training and meeting tools, and upgrading its high-definition video conferencing technology in eleven of its "high-traffic" North American locations. The resulting benefits from this video conferencing initiative alone include reduced carbon emissions and travel costs from less air, rail, and road travel; decreased meeting expenses; and increased employee productivity and work-life balance.
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the education, services and technology company, reaches and engages today's digital natives with effective and personalized learning, as well as dedicated professional development for their teachers. This commitment is demonstrated in the company's investment in innovative print and digital education materials for pre-K through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. The company's respected brands include Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Longman, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, PEMSolutions, Stanford 10, SuccessNet, MyLabs, PowerSchool, SuccessMaker and many others. Pearson's comprehensive offerings help inform targeted instruction and intervention so that success is within reach of every student at every level of education. Pearson's commitment to education for all is supported by the global philanthropic initiatives of the Pearson Foundation. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, visit http://www.pearson.com.