Did you know that for every purchase you make with Dell, they will offset your carbon footprint by planting a tree? I stumbled upon this new eco-friendly program offered by Dell yesterday, and I think it’s a great idea, especially from such a popular brand that provides computers and accessories to everyone from college students to large corporations.
How it Works
The programs works like this: you can either make a donation without purchasing a Dell product, or you can add a small additional fee to your Dell purchase when you checkout online. If you want to make a donation you can donate anywhere from $1 to offset enough carbon created by an inkjet printer, or you can donate $99 and offset the total carbon emissions created by an individual for an entire year!
Your other option is to pay $2 extra with your laptop purchase or $6 with your desktop purchase at checkout. The cool thing is that regardless of the way you pay for your tree planting, you not only receive peace of mind for helping the environment, but you also get a dandy ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ from Dell!
You can read more about the Plant a Tree for Me program here.
Dell Continues to Make an Impact
This isn’t Dell’s first green initiative. They also have a free computer recycling program that allows you to drop off your old computer at any Dell store so its parts can be reused and recycled. And if you don’t mind buying a used computer, you can also buy a refurbished system that still maintains Dell’s standard warranties. Read more about it here.
This is the perfect way for college kids and businesses that go through thousands of computers every year to help the environment. I’d encourage anyone with an old PC to purchase a Dell just because of these great programs!