Want to put your social media savvy to use on Earth Day? Dell is making a donation to plant up to 150,000 trees on behalf of the company's Facebook fans on this 40th anniversary of Earth Day. You can have a tree planted in the name of a friend. All you have to do is click over to Dell’s Earth Day Facebook tab to get started. For every tree a Facebook fan dedicates to a friend, Dell will make a donation to The Conservation Fund. In turn, The Conservation Fund will plant the trees on behalf of your designated pal.
The Conservation Fund has saved more than 6 million acres of untouched land across the country by working with local communities. Working directly with Dell since 2007, The Conservation Fund has in turn saved 130,000 trees between 2007 and March 2010. These trees will absorb an estimated 153,980 short tons of CO2 over the next 100 years across 430 acres at six national wildlife refuges. And as Dell points out, trees absorb greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, recycle water, create shade, and provide food and homes for life on Earth.
And now Dell and The Conservation Fund want to increase that number via Facebook. If 100,000 or fewer trees are pledged, the trees will be planted at the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. Home to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and the threatened Louisiana black bear, this green space also houses alligators, deer, turkeys, squirrels, bald eagles and beavers. If 100,000 or more trees are pledged, trees will be also planted in the Boeuf Wildlife Management Area. And if 115,000 trees or more are pledged, The Conservation Fund will also plant trees at Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge in Kansas and help restore more than 15 miles of native forest habitat along the Neosho River.
Click here to get started. And check out this video for more information about Dell’s eco-initiative.