Harrisburg, Pa. - D&H Distributing' reported its Earth Day 40th Anniversary Promotion has generated sales of 2,341,446 ecologically conservative products between Jan. 1 and April 16.
More than 2,300 D&H customers qualified for the entry to win the grand prize, which required the purchase of 40 eco-friendly items.
OfficeNation, a D&H dealer and integrator located in Northbrook, Ill., is the grand-prize winner of a hybrid car, courtesy of D&H. OfficeNation was selected from all D&H customers who bought at least 40 eco-conservative items during the promotion.
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The Earth Day promotion generated sales of green products across the board, ranging from peripherals, cables and power converters up to high-end, energy-efficient notebooks, PCs and hard drives. The initiative's top-five most popular categories were notebook computers, CPUs, hard drives, TVs and home video equipment, and desktop computers.
"The outcome of this promotion exceeded our expectations right from the start, so we can't be happier, considering the cause. We have to hand it to our customers, also -- so many of them were quick to shift their purchases toward Earth-friendly choices," said Jeff Davis, sales senior VP at D&H and one of the executives who has spearheaded D&H's Go Green initiatives.
"The goal was to actively encourage the adoption of cleaner, renewable or less-power-hungry technologies, and based on our cumulative numbers, I think we can say we've made a positive impact."
In addition to OfficeNation's win of the hybrid vehicle, D&H awarded Samsung LED TVs, low-energy-consumption Lenovo notebooks, and Bookeen e-book readers on a monthly basis to randomly selected customers who had purchased qualifying Earth-friendly merchandise throughout the program.
This celebration was part of D&H's ongoing Go Green movement, designed to persuade its internal organization, its customers and its manufacturer partners to follow environmentally responsible practices. The initiative includes conservative packaging, shipping and printing techniques; energy-efficient equipment at all five warehouses; and on-site, off-site and customer-based recycling programs, among other things.