Join Dell’s Plant a Tree Program: Offset emissions while supporting reforestation
|The benefits of trees are undeniable. Not only do they absorb greenhouse gas emissions, but they improve air quality, recycle water, create shade, and provide food and homes for living things across the planet. The simple act of planting trees helps sustain our communities and the environment in countless ways.|
About the Program
The Plant a Tree program makes it easy for customers to help offset the approximate emissions associated with the use of their Dell products while simultaneously helping regrow and protect forests. By supporting The Conservation Fund the Plant a Tree program is a simple way to have a positive, lasting impact on the environment.
Why customers participate
We already design our products and services to be as energy efficient as possible, but they will still use some electricity. Typical electricity generation results in carbon dioxide emissions, so there is a footprint associated with the use of electronics. For customers who would like to help offset the approximate emissions associated with the anticipated use of electricity by their new Dell product (based on three years of estimated use), we offer the Plant a Tree program.
|Your contributions in action|
For example, two projects in northeastern Louisiana (USA) are restoring areas stripped of trees by heavy logging. In both Tensas River Reforestation Project and the Upper Ouachita River projects, efforts are aimed at restoring native hardwoods to a region that was once covered by dense forest before heavy logging took its toll. In addition to helping absorb carbon emissions, restoration in this area along the river provides important habitat for many species (including the endangered Louisiana Black Bear and Florida Panther) and helps process floodwaters.
The Plant a Tree program also supports the Conservation Fund’s work in the Big River and Salmon Creek Forests in the coastal Redwood forest area of Northern California. They are working to implement sustainable forest management practices including decreasing the intensity and frequency of harvests, and widening riverfront buffers impaired by erosion from a century of timber harvesting. These changes have improved water quality and habitat for coho salmon, steelhead trout and the spotted owl. Redwood forests themselves also store more carbon per acre than any other forest type, and Plant a Tree supports the Conservation Fund’s efforts to make their 16,000 acres of the Big River and Salmon Creek Forests financially self-sustaining and environmentally healthy.
Through their participation in the Plant a Tree program, customers have helped plant more than 675,000 trees, establishing more than 1,800 acres of forested land. Thanks to this success, Dell and its customers were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 from CarbonFund.org for their support of these important forest habitats.
How to participate
If you live in the U.S., there are two easy ways to get started with the Plant a Tree program:
- Make a payment today — Whether you’re an individual or a business, you can contribute to the reforestation of our planet with a simple click, offsetting the estimated carbon emissions associated with the electricity used across various IT products.
- Participate with purchase — We make it easy and convenient for you to help offset the approximate anticipated emissions of Dell products. To participate in to the program while shopping, simply add the Plant a Tree option to your shopping cart and you’re done. If you are in a business, contact your account representative or select the Plant a Tree option on your Premier page. Also, ask us about recognition certificates available to communicate your important contributions to your employees, customers and other stakeholders.
If you do not live in the U.S., visit Carbonfund.org/dell to participate.