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IOGEAR Plants Nearly 60,000 Trees Through Partnership with Trees for the Future [04-15-2009]


Will plant two trees for every product purchased during Earth Month

IOGEAR today announced updates on its GREEN initiative, the company’s commitment to preserving the environment and improving lives, including progress on its ‘Road to a Million Trees’ campaign.

Last year, the company entered into a partnership with Trees for the Future, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting the redevelopment of agricultural land in developing countries by planting trees. IOGEAR committed to plant one tree for every product purchased on its Web site or through members of its GREEN initiative partner program, and in 11 months, has planted nearly 60,000 trees. In addition, six companies have joined IOGEAR’s ‘Road to a Million Trees’ campaign to date: A1 Books, CDW Corporation, Digitek Computer Products, Insight, PC Mall and Zones, Inc.
 
The trees that IOGEAR’s customers have planted by supporting the company’s campaign have gone towards Trees for the Future’s Cameroon program, which focuses on 17 districts within three provinces and includes more than 200 farming groups. The trees planted through this program have helped improve soil fertility through the creation of natural green fertilizer, feed domestic animals such as pigs, goats and cows as well as produce honey to generate income.

In honor of Earth Month, IOGEAR will plant two trees for every product purchased on its Web site or from its GREEN partners in April 2009. For more information on IOGEAR’s GREEN initiative, please visit www.iogear.com/green/. Further details on IOGEAR’s partnership with Trees for the Future are located at www.iogear.com/trees.

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Executive quote

 

“IOGEAR has a deep dedication to improving lives, both through the use of technology and by giving back to the environment,” said Miranda Su, executive vice president of IOGEAR. “We are excited about the support we have been able to provide Trees for the Future through the assistance of our customers, as well as the progress we have made on our additional corporate efforts.”

 

About the company

 

IOGEAR, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, offers innovative technology solutions that enable convergence through connectivity on the road, in the office and at home. A consumer electronics leader, the company provides a range of KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) and KVMP (Peripheral), Connectivity, Networking, A/V Digital Home, Mobility and Desktop solutions that bridge the gap between locations and people.

IOGEAR’s products decrease clutter and energy consumption, reduce electronic waste, share resources and bring consumers together through technology. The company is also an environmentally-conscious organization that emphasizes conserving natural resources to employees and customers through its GREEN initiative. IOGEAR has a dedicated timeline and list of goals to achieve to ensure its products are as eco-friendly as possible. Additionally, the company has also partnered with Trees for the Future to plant one tree for every product purchased on its Web site or through members of its GREEN initiative partner program. For more information, please visit www.iogear.com/green/.

The company distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. Additionally, IOGEAR’s Customer Advocacy Team is available any time day or night at 1-866-946-4327, providing assistance and welcoming feedback regardless of time and location.

For further information, please visit IOGEAR’s Web site at www.iogear.com, or the company’s blog at www.iogear.com/blog/. IOGEAR can also be followed on Twitter @IOGEAR.

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