ORLANDO, FLA.—A unique partnership between the operator of an all-plastic rental service with embedded RFID tags and the National Forest Foundation (NFF) has helped restore large forest tracts. As a result of its contributions to the NFF, Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) has funded planting of 100,000 trees in the San Bernardino National Forest in California.
In 2008, iGPS entered into a two-year partnership with the (NFF) in which it pledged to make a contribution to the NFF each time it rented a pallet during the period. In its first year of the agreement, iGPS' contributions have fully funded the planting of pine and fir seedlings, an effort now reaching completion.
These trees will help reforest an area of the San Bernardino National Forest severely damaged by wildfire two years ago. These newly planted trees will help to absorb atmospheric carbon during their lifetime while providing improved recreation opportunities, wildlife habitat, and fresh water resources for the many visitors and communities that use the Forest.
"The more we learn about dangerous climate change, the more scientists point to deforestation as a principal cause. Every time our planet loses a tree it further damages our climate, our wildlife and our health," said Bob Moore, CEO of iGPS. "As a company committed to the wellbeing of our planet, we are delighted to be working with the National Forest Foundation to help save our forests, a resource that scientists call "the Earth's lungs."