In 2006, as part of efforts to improve the environment, build sustainable economies and promote healthy lifestyles, Gaiam: an eco-healthy lifestyle company and the Fund, launched the world’s first sustainable shipping program. Participating consumers can easily “zero out” the carbon emissions associated with shipping a Gaiam product by donating funds to plant trees in protected parks and wildlife refuges across the nation. The ground-breaking initiative has given Gaiam’s online customers the opportunity to add a small donation at checkout that goes directly to The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero® program.
Already, Gaiam and its customers have helped the Fund plant 150,000 trees across 435 acres at eight national wildlife refuges. As the trees grow into healthy forests, they are expected to trap nearly 145,000 tons of carbon dioxide. What’s more, they clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink and create new places for both people and wildlife to play. That means big returns for our climate, our forests and our peace of mind.