August 20, 2008
Quest Donates 25,000 Trees to Help Reforest the Western US
Quest, a technology management firm, announced a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 25,000 trees in the Western United States over the next few weeks and months in response to the devastation caused by wildfires.
Quest President and CEO, Tim Burke said, "For over 25 years, Quest has functioned as a responsible corporate citizen as part of its green initiative including maintaining various recycling programs for electronic equipment and office waste. But these trees are different. We know they will have a huge, long-term impact towards reforestation of thousands of charred acres in parts of five Western states including areas so close to us that we smelled smoke for weeks. So, I am pleased and compelled to make this donation of trees on behalf of Quest's customers and staff for areas that need replanting."
John Resenow, Chief Executive of the Arbor Day Foundation said, "Quest's donation of valuable and beautiful trees to help replant America's national forests will offer enormous benefits towards cleaner air, waterways, and the protection of wildlife habitats. We are grateful for Quest's strong commitment to the environment."
Additionally, Quest delivers business technology solutions to its clients including managed and professional services anchored by IT products. Quest can advise which products meet a set of EPEAT(1)-rated performance criteria to reduce environmental impact. Further, of the top twelve IT product manufacturers identified by Computerworld's February 15, 2008 article "Top Green-IT Users and Vendors"(2), Quest is a partner with seven of these strategic industry leaders.
About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at arborday.org.
About Quest: Since 1982, Quest has been a trusted technology advisor delivering successful solutions for our clients. Professional and Managed Services include security, wireless, data backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, system performance, telecommunications & transport, IP Video Surveillance, and technical staffing; either on-site or from its secure business resumption and data centers.
(1)originally funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency
Source: (2)http://www.computerworld.com/action/ article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=312485. (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)