$31,500 will be donated to environmental causes

(August 19, 2013) – Cellcom is now accepting applications for the 2013 Green Gifts program. Through Green Gifts, Cellcom donates proceeds from its cell phone recycling program to local organizations, programs and projects that are dedicated to or support environmental sustainability.

The program was launched in 2010 to protect the environment and support conservation in Central and Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Green Gifts complete the green cycle that starts with consumers being environmentally conscious and recycling their old handsets.

“This program has become the cornerstone of our green initiatives,” said Brighid Riordan, director of public affairs. “Cellcom is proud to support organizations of all sizes, whose work is impacting the community and building a greener tomorrow.”

Green Gifts can be used to support organizations, programs and projects that:

  • Address a community-based issue that relates to the environment.
  • Focus on reducing negative impact on the environment.
  • Provide environmental education programs for children.
  • Provide educational opportunities for adults to learn about environmental sustainability, including training or leadership development.
  • Foster water conservation; protection of our air, landscape and water, or wildlife preservation.

This year a total of $31,500 will be donated across Cellcom’s service area. This includes a $15,000 Green Gift that was awarded to the Brown County Library for their Children’s Vegetable Garden. Additional applications are not being accepted for Green Gifts in Brown County for 2013.

Applications must be submitted by September 30. The online application and additional criteria can be found at www.cellcom.com/events.html.  Award recipients will be notified by October 11.

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with nearly 70 retail and agent locations. Cellcom is respected for its long-standing reputation of delivering extraordinary customer care, being a strong community partner, and for its renowned network, which is customized to its rural markets. As a subsidiary of Nsight, Cellcom is part of a family of companies offering complete telecommunications services.