Round Rock, Texas — SamsClub.com is the first online partner to join Dell in its Plant a Tree For Me program, which allows Dell customers to help offset the carbon impact of the electricity required to power their laptop or desktop.
Now customers who buy Dell laptops or desktops through SamsClub.com can make the same respective $2 or $6 contribution when buying a laptop or desktop that direct Dell customers have. According to the companies, 100 percent of the customer donation will go toward planting trees so that the trees can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Dell launched Plant a Tree For Me in January 2007. In order to run the program, it partners with The Conservation Fund and Carbonfund.org, non-profit organizations that plant trees in managed reforestation projects. According to a release, it also recently joined The Conservation Fund, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other commercial partners in dedicating 158 acres of forestland in east Texas, one of five tree-planting projects funded through the program.
“Climate change and habitat loss are two of the greatest environmental challenges of our time,” said Larry Selzer, president/CEO of The Conservation Fund. “Thanks to industry-leading efforts of Dell and SamsClub.com, and the generosity of their customers, we are making extraordinary strides to restore native forests that will clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, enhance habitat for wildlife and create new recreation areas that we can all enjoy.”