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American ForestsTextbooks for Trees: "Less Waste, Healthier Forests"

Washington, DC. January 6, 2009 – American Forests is delighted to announce that our 2008 partnership with Chegg.com planted hundreds of acres of trees in deforested areas across the nation. These trees provide many benefits, such as cleaner air and water, habitat for wildlife, and more carbon dioxide sequestered by forests. This unique partnership proves that books and trees can have a positive relationship!

Chegg.com provides a service that allows students to rent, buy, or sell textbooks online. Students reuse textbooks, which means less waste and significantly smaller textbook bills for all those penny-pinched students. Last year, Chegg.com took its efforts a step further by vowing to plant a tree for every textbook that a student buys, sells, or rents through their site. Chegg.com plants these trees through American Forests, the organizations at the forefront of ecosystem restoration through the planting of native trees. 

This innovative partnership will continue through 2009. As a new school semester starts, students have the opportunity to plant a tree with every textbook that they buy, sell, or rent through Chegg.com. Osman Rashid, CEO of Chegg.com says, “We are proud to have planted over 750 acres of trees and look forward to continuing to help the environment in 2009 as students rent, buy, or sell textbooks from Chegg.com. In partnership with American Forests, we hope to plant more trees in 2009 to put a larger dent in what the textbook production industry is taking from our environment.”

American Forests’ executive director Deborah Gangloff agrees: “We are proud to have planted so many trees with Chegg’s customers, who have contributed to ecosystem restoration projects across the country, from Alaska to South Carolina. Companies like Chegg.com are truly exceptional; not only is their business helping to reduce waste, but by planting trees they are also restoring our essential forest ecosystems”

American Forests has planted over 25 million trees to restore damages forest ecosystems; over 4 million in 2008 alone. For more information and a list of our tree planting projects, visit http://www.americanforests.org/.

American Forests’ mission is to grow a healthier world by working with communities on local efforts that restore and maintain forest ecosystems. Their work includes planting trees, calculating the value of urban forests, fostering environmental education, and improving public policy for trees at the national level. They have a goal of planting 100 million trees by the year 2020.

Chegg.com is the number one textbook rental company. Chegg.com, founded in 2005, launched its textbook rental service in July 2007. Chegg.com has saved students at 4,000 plus campuses nationwide millions of dollars. With over 1 million books to choose from, Chegg.com makes renting and returning textbooks as easy as a click of a mouse. On top of added savings, Chegg.com will plant a tree for every book rented. To date Chegg.com has funded the planting of over 750 acres, the equivalent of 150 city blocks, of trees. For more on Chegg.com, log on to http://www.chegg.com/.

- Tampa Bay Informer
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