For the cost of one day in Iraq, we could plant 52,662,441 new trees through a Dell/Conservation Fund partnership.
(Based on Dell's projected cost of $6.31 per tree)
Dell's Plant a Tree for Me initiative, a collaboration with carbonfund.org and the Conservation Fund, allows consumers to offset the carbon emissions from their computer purchases. The project estimates that each tree planted will offset 1.33 tons of CO2 over 70 years. Of course, this is the amount of CO2 generated by a desktop computer in only 3 years.
With 15 million computers are purchased annually in the U.S., for the cost of just one day in Iraq, we could plant enough trees to offset the carbon emissions from all new computers bought between Jan. 2005 and the present.
Sources: Greener Choices, Treehugger.com