For Every Purchase This Weekend, IKEA Will Donate $1 to Reforestation

published Jan 29, 2020
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If you’ve been planning a trip to IKEA, this weekend would be a good time to go. On Feb. 1 and 2, the retailer will be having a “scan-to-donate” campaign to help fund non-profit organization American Forests’ reforestation efforts. 

Here’s how you can join: For in-store purchases, head to a kiosk and check in with your IKEA Family number, then at check out, scan your Family Card. For those shopping online, simply input your Family number. The Swedish retailer will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $50,000) to American Forests for each Family member who makes a purchase.

The partnership between IKEA and American Forests spans two decades, resulting in over 2,800,000 native trees planted across the United States. They hope to plant 10 billion more within the next 10 years.

“We believe that the best way to minimize our climate impact and to contribute to limiting climate change to 1.5 degrees Celsius is mainly by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions—but we also need to remove existing carbon from the atmosphere,” Lena Pripp-Kovac, chief sustainability officer at Inter IKEA Group, said last year.

The effort is part of IKEA’s goal of becoming climate positive by 2030. Some of the company’s initiatives include, banning single-use plastics in all stores, sourcing wood from sustainably-managed forests, and designing products that can be reused or recycled. Recently, they started construction on a Vienna store that will have zero parking spaces, encouraging customers to take public transportation.