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Dell joins green initiative to cut carbon emissions

Posted: 11 Jan 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Dell Corp. claims to be the 'first' company to join the global carbon-neutral initiative that aims to offset the carbon dioxide produced when customers power their computer systems. The "Plant a Tree for Me" programheaded by two non-profit organizations Conservation Fund and Carbonfund.orgallows customers to make a donation that will be used to plant trees in sustainable forests.

Through the program, a customer donation of $2 for a notebook and $6 for a desktop computer will offset carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to powering the average computer for three years. All the donations will be remitted to the two spearhead organizations to be used to plant trees.

"We applaud Dell's leadership for its commitment to offset the carbon footprint of its computers," said The Conservation Fund's president, Larry Selzer. "Climate change has emerged as one of the dominant environmental issues of our time, and Dell's efforts to address this challenge, and its invitation to its customers to join in this initiative, serve as a model for corporate environmental stewardship in the 21st century."

The "Plant a Tree for Me" program is now ongoing to all Dell customers buying new computers.

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