Today we would like to highlight our Lifetime Achievement award winner, Dell, Inc. in our For Planet and People Blog Series.
Dell has been a long-term partner with Carbonfund.org and Conservation Fund to run their Plant-a-Tree for Me program. The program allows Dell customers to offset the carbon dioxide emissions related to the use of their Dell products by helping to regrow and protect forests. One hundred percent of all customer donations directly support Dell’s nonprofit partners – The Conservation Fund and Carbonfund.org – in their quest to plant millions of trees that will help trap carbon dioxide as they grow and protect the precious resources of our planet. Dell has been consistently commended for their attention toward climate issues in the IT industry, in part due to the leadership of Michael Dell and the commitment of Dell’s Sustainability team. Carbonfund.org is pleased to present Michael Dell and the Dell Sustainability team with our annual Lifetime Appreciation award for their partnership now and into the sustainable future.
“We are delighted and humbled to receive this award, made possible in large part by the generosity of our customers whose donations fuel Dell’s Plant-a-Tree program,” said Bruno Sarda, Director of Sustainability Operations.
Our projects protect tropical rainforests by improving the livelihoods of the people who live there. We’re saving the worlds rainforests, one community and one forest at a time!
APW is very pleased to announce that we have met our 2011 goal of 100 Living Walls installed in the Maasai Steppe. These Living Walls are now protecting approximately 25,000 head of livestock on a nightly basis and positively impacting nearly 2000 Maasai community members. With livestock safe at night, reduced lion-livestock conflict means better outcomes for the big cats. It’s a win-win-win scenario that keeps cattle safe from lions, lions out of the way of Maasai spears and local habitat intact. Many thank to all our partners, supporters and local community members who helped us to achieve this important milestone for lion conservation and the improved coexistence of people and big cats. We would like to extend special recognition to the Regina Bauer Frankenberg Foundation, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund and the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative for their critical support of this work. Read more about APW’s Living Walls.