Waltham, MA (PRWEB) May 25, 2010
In honor of Earth Month, PlanetShoes.com, leading comfort, fashion and eco friendly shoe e-tailer, with the help of several participating footwear brands, was able to raise and donate 2, 615 trees through customer donations and match donations for the CarbonFund.org Million Tree Challenge during April, 2010.
“We are very focused on eco-friendly and sustainable business decisions and we love offering our customers and easy opportunity to help a great cause. We partnered with CarbonFund.org in April and offered customers the chance to “Add a Tree for $1” to their orders. We then worked with several brands, who offered match donations, and we were off and running,” explained Philippe Meynard, President of Planet, Inc.
Customers donated 1,124 trees throughout the month of April and participating brands matched resulting in donations of an additional 1,491 trees. Participating brands included Earth Footwear, Acorn, Chaco, Dansko, El Naturalista, Greenbees, Groundhog, Kavu, Naya, Ocean Minded, Off The Beaten Track (OTBT), Patagonia, Simple, Teva and Timbuk2.
“We offer Carbon Free Plus Shipping to our customers all the time, which gives them the opportunity to donate a small amount of money to offset their shipping carbon footprint at checkout. The program has worked beautifully, resulting in donations of over $1000.00 to CarbonFund.org just this year so far, so we’re thrilled with the success of our Tree campaign. We were also able to help several of our brands to do something great during Earth Month,” said Meynard.
Carbonfund.org is the leading nonprofit carbon reduction and climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact by supporting third-party validated renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects.
Carbonfund.org has over 450,000 individual supporters and works with over 1,300 business and nonprofit partners including Motorola, Amtrak, Staples, Discovery, Volkswagen, Dell, and JetBlue. Please visit http://www.carbonfund.org.
About Planet, Inc.
Planet, Inc. is an innovative lifestyle shoe retailer dedicated to selling the most comfortable and stylish shoes possible at value prices. Our flagship site found on the web at http://www.PlanetShoes.com specializes in active, comfortable, healthy, earth friendly shoes and products with a flare of fashion. Our product lines are ever expanding to bring our customer new fun footwear to choose from. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or an eco-friendly fashionista, we strive to offer the selection you want.
We look at affordability and value in pricing our products. Customer service and unique products are our calling card. Contact us directly at 1-888-818-SHOE (7463).
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