Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Look who's been featured by HP

Green HostingHP, the world's largest IT company and leading provider of PCs and workstations, has showcased Guidance on its latest YouTube video campaign. Guidance has been featured alongside HP clients' DreamWorks and Viacom for using energy-efficient HP hardware to reduce our carbon footprints.

Since 2008, Guidance has been working with HP to promote green computing and other eco-friendly solutions as alternatives to traditional computer hardware. Guidance uses HP's energy-optimized ProLiant® servers (DL360 G5 and DL380 G5), with the low-voltage Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor L5420 to offer green hosting solutions to clients. In addition to energy-efficient monitors and desktop solutions, Guidance has also reduced the company's internal energy consumption by virtualizing most of the company’s development environment.

Click on the image below to watch the short video clip HP posted on YouTube. Enjoy!

HP Environmental Showcases Guidance

Friday, March 4, 2011

Guidance Green turns 4!

Our environmental committee, Guidance Green, is turning 4 next month! Since 2007, Guidance Green has spearheaded our company’s efforts in reducing its carbon footprint and overall impact on the planet’s natural resources.

To celebrate our fourth anniversary, Guidance is hosting an event on Wednesday, March 9th from noon to 1pm at our corporate headquarters in Marina del Rey. Join us as we review our green accomplishments over the last four years, along with catered food, eco trivia, contests, prizes and much more.

You can also enter our “From Trash to Treasure” contest for a chance to win cool cash prizes. Bring something you have created out of recycled items and turn your trash into cash!

Guidance Green Anniversary Event

For more information, contact us at green@guidance.com.

Hope to see you on the 9th!


Debbie E.
Guidance Green

Come to the Green Side. They Have Pancakes.

Guidance Green Goes to IHOPMy foray into Guidance Green started with the promise of an IHOP breakfast. As I enjoyed my blueberry banana nutty grain deliciousness at the Guidance Green Committee meeting in late January, I learned a few things.

For example, you can recycle batteries here at Guidance. As a matter of fact, we'll recycle all your household eWaste and hazardous materials - oil, paints, pesticides, electronics and more. I've been wondering what to do with this bag of old CFL light bulbs. Now I know, and I'll be bringing them by here soon. There's a full list of things you can recycle above the mail cubbies in the kitchen.

There is a Guidance Green section on Guidance Connect (Guidance's Intranet), and a section on the Guidance website. Both of these pages have great information about reducing environmental impact, individually and as a company.

Guidance Green's fourth anniversary is coming up in March. Guidance made a commitment to reducing energy waste, reusing items, recycling as much as possible and expanding the Guidance Green mission into the community back in 2007. Check out this blog post by Debbie to learn more about our upcoming anniversary event --
Guidance Green Turns 4!.

I am excited about being part of Guidance Green. As a member of the Guidance Green committee, I can offer ideas to help make Guidance as environmentally-friendly as possible. Working for a company that has this kind of philosophy is important to me. If you would like to be a part of Guidance Green, just drop us a note at green@guidance.com. It's a chance to do some good things and - if you are lucky - enjoy some pancakes.


Rachele M.