The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program works with individuals, companies and foundations to address climate change and habitat loss by protecting and restoring America’s forests. With Go Zero, you can engage customers, inspire employees, meet reduction goals and make a real difference on the ground.
Contact us to find out how your company can use Go Zero to:
- Engage customers at the point of purchase to offset emissions and/or plant trees
- Reduce the emissions impact from fleets, employee commutes or corporate business travel
- Offset energy use at select facilities including headquarters, offices, manufacturing or retail locations
- Reduce the carbon footprint of conferences, corporate events, annual meetings or other events
- Meet corporate sustainability and reporting goals and enhance corporate responsibility programs
Our work would not be possible without the support of our donors and partners. From customer and employee engagement to the mitigation of corporate emissions, our partners are planting the seeds of the future.
Select Go Zero partners include:
Looking to practice a little sustainable shipping with your next purchase? When you shop at Afterglow Cosmetics, you can plant trees and offset the CO2 emissions associated with shipping their products to your doorstep. What’s more? Afterglow Cosmetics promises to match all donations made online at its website to Go Zero by its customers. Now that’s beautiful!
Do you know where your food comes from? Chances are, C&S Wholesale Grocers does. As the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S., C&S is committed to reducing its carbon footprint when storing and shipping food from the farm to you—and that’s making a difference in the air and on the ground. Over the past six years, they’ve helped Go Zero plant more than 46,000 trees across 150 acres, providing habitat (and food!) for ducks and bears.
What does it take to become one of the greenest technology companies on the planet? In part, support from thousands of customers who care. Since 2007, Dell customers have donated more than $2.3 million to the company’s Plant a Tree program, which benefits Go Zero. Small change can have big results; it’s only $2 to offset the CO2 emissions of your notebook. Already, Dell and its customers have helped Go Zero plant 190,000 seedlings from Texas to Louisiana. Learn more >>
Emkay donates to Go Zero to offset a portion of its fleet services. The company has helped to restore more than four acres with 1,200 trees that will trap an estimated 1,500 tons of CO2 as they grow.
Building Blocks of Change: Did you know that about a ton of CO2 is emitted for every ton of cement produced? For a donation of less than one cent per block ($0.008 per block to be exact), you can help Ernest Maier Corporation and The Conservation Fund offset the emissions generated from manufacturing a block of concrete. Ernest Maier will match every customer donation, dollar for dollar. Together with Ernest Maier, the concrete industry and the green building community in the Washington DC Metro area, we can advance sustainable development, help address climate change and restore habitat for wildlife.
As part of an ongoing campaign to improve the environment, build sustainable economies and promote healthy lifestyles, The Conservation Fund and Gaiam—a lifestyle company—have together launched the world’s first “Go Zero” sustainable shipping program. The ground-breaking initiative gives Gaiam’s online customers the opportunity to add a small donation at checkout that enables The Fund’s Go Zero program to offset carbon dioxide emissions that result from product shipping. Gaiam is also offering “The Gift of Zero,” a gift certificate that allows customers to purchase trees to be planted in the recipient’s name.
Through a donation to The Conservation Fund, Land Rover Portland offsets the carbon emissions that are produced by driving each new and Certified Pre-Owned Land Rover they sell for the first 50,000 miles. The cost of the program is covered fully by Land Rover Portland and not added to the price of any vehicle. For those who wish to compliment Land Rover Portland’s commitment, the company will also facilitate a customer contribution program, which will help fund The Conservation Fund’s most critical need—land protection.
Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau donates 100 percent of the cost of offsetting the CO2 emissions resulting from any participating event within the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Lee County was the first organization of its kind to offer such a partnership with the Fund – one that is designed to serve as a model for the nation. The VCB already offsets its own events and encourages meetings properties and meeting planners to do the same.
The creative staff at MaCher takes small steps every day to find innovative ways to save time, energy and their clients’ money. MaCher works with Go Zero to reduce its carbon footprint and offset its operating emissions every year. Already, the company has helped plant more than 500 trees for wildlife and people. Now that’s a bright idea!
Momentum Group, a textile manufacturer in Irvine, CA, is weaving a path toward environmental sustainability–in its business practices and in the products it offers–from its solar powered headquarters to investing in research and development of innovative environmentally sustainable textiles and materials. Momentum is also offsetting 100% of the CO2 emissions from its operations. As a part of that effort, the company has offset 2,000 tons of CO2 through donations to Go Zero. Now, over 1,700 trees have become part of the tapestry of wilderness at the Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana
What’s for dinner? San Francisco-based Munchery delivers wholesome prepared dinners from top local chefs throughout the Bay Area. To make sure your filet of fresh fish is not just sustainably caught, but also sustainably brought, Go Zero plant trees to offset every delivery. Yum!
New Jersey Natural Gas, New Jersey Resource’s largest subsidiary, launched the “Planting for Our Future” campaign to educate their customers about greenhouse gas emissions and what they can do to offset them through a partnership with The Conservation Fund. The company will match customers’ donations up to 10,000 trees per year. Read more.
The world’s leading outdoor apparel and equipment company, The North Face partners with Go Zero to offset the annual carbon dioxide emissions from its staff travel and annual sales conferences. Through the Go Zero program, the company will establish the first “North Face Forest” as a lasting legacy for the company, its customers and employees. Already, the company has helped the Fund and its partners plant 31,000 trees across more than 100 acres. Learn more about The North Face and its sustainability efforts at Expedition Sustainability.
The Eagles worked with the Fund to calculate and then “zero out” the carbon emissions associated with team travel on Delta Airlines for the 2007 to 2012 seasons. As a result, we’ve planted thousands of trees in three locations: Eagles Forest, located at Pennsylvania’s Neshaminy State Park, as well as Red River National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge and Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge located in Louisiana.
The Associated Students of San Diego State University, together with their Green Love Sustainability Advisory Board, are advancing sustainability on campus including LEED platinum buildings, composting, bike lanes, and greener events. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, the Associated Students donated to Go Zero to offset attendee travel for all 13,000 fans during Greenfest. As a result, the Fund has planted a total of 471 trees at Lake Ophelia and Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana.
Based in San Diego, CA, SeatPlanners Incorporated is one of the nation’s leading providers of transportation services for corporate events and conventions. With every seat they book, SeatPlanners makes a donation to plant that trap the CO2 emissions resulting from transportation for each of their events.
Go Zero partnered with Travelocity, the first major online travel company to allow customers to purchase carbon offsets during the checkout process when they buy travel. Already, Travelocity, Last Minute Deals and their customers have helped The Conservation Fund plant more than 26,000 trees across seven national wildlife refuges that will trap an estimated 31,000 tons of CO2 over the life of the forests. Read more >
U-Haul customers renting equipment at participating company locations across North America and on uhaul.com can donate to Go Zero to offset carbon emissions. More than 17,000 U-Haul locations participate, and every dollar collected by U-Haul goes directly to the Fund. Since 2007, more than one million U-Haul customers have elected to offset their emissions, raising nearly $3.3 million to plant more than 330,000 native trees on behalf of Go Zero and wildlife refuges nationwide. So far U-Haul donations have restored more than 1000 acres of forest—that’s the size of 860 football fields—even larger than New York’s Central Park. Over the next 100 years those trees will trap an estimated 400,000 tons of carbon dioxide.