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CompTIA Celebrates Earth Day.

Hails Its Members' Efforts at Greening Our Planet

WASHINGTON -- The following statement may be attributed to Todd Thibodeaux, President and Chief Executive Officer for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA):

CompTIA celebrates Earth Day today with a renewed sense of optimism and hope. Our industry recognizes the tremendous responsibility it bears to help the Earth become and remain more green. Each day our members work to produce the products and services that allow each of us to become better stewards of our planet.

If used or disposed of improperly, the very products that deliver green benefits to billions of people can foul valuable resources and foster needless waste. This understanding is deeply rooted within our industry. Among numerous green efforts, CompTIA's OEMs are producing ever cleaner, safer and more re-usable offerings, all of which have smaller footprints on our ecosystem. Our VARs are helping small businesses and households boost energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption, driven by "cloud computing" and "smart home" innovations. Our ISPs are enabling workers to telecommute, keeping cars and pollutants off the road. And our IT training companies are equipping a new generation of students to meet the exciting and evolving opportunities of the "green IT revolution."

Our industry gets green. It represents not only a moral duty, but also an avenue of great growth. In greening IT, we're not only helping Mother Earth, we're also providing new jobs and other innovative opportunities that will help America compete and sustainably thrive now and well into the future.

As Congress begins important debate on "The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009," we remain encouraged that policymakers realize the integral role we play in the greening of our planet. To this end, we pledge our steadfast efforts to meet their aspirations, and look forward to working with all stakeholders to further promote the proper stewardship of our products and services for consumers worldwide.

About CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit www.comptia.org.
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