native plant in the fall

Appleton, WI (November 15, 2017) – Fox Valley Area Chapter of Wild Ones has been selected as a 2017 Cellcom Green Gift recipient. The organization received a $750 Green Gift from Cellcom to support its Toward Harmony with Nature Conference.

The 22nd Annual Toward Harmony with Nature Conference will be held on January 27, 2018 at the Oshkosh Convention Center (1 North Main St., Oshkosh). The event focuses on educating attendees on the benefits of native plants such as preventing rain water runoff, nourishing the soil, and thriving without fertilizer and provides strategies for incorporating native plants into their landscapes and properties. The Green Gift from Cellcom will assist with programming fees for the conference. To learn more or to register visit towardsharmonywithnature.org.

Fox Valley Area Chapter of Wild Ones was among 33 green organizations that received a share of the $44,000 in Green Gifts from Cellcom this year. The Green Gifts program launched in 2010 and uses funds generated from Cellcom’s cell phone recycling program to fund green nonprofit initiatives. Customers and community members can bring in their old or unwanted phones to be reused and recycled. Cellcom sends the phones to recyclers who in return send money to Cellcom for the materials that were saved from the phones. Cellcom’s Green Gift program completes the green cycle that starts with consumers being environmentally-conscious and donating their devices.

“Our service area is fortunate to be teeming with non-profits that are creatively using their resources to help the environment though education and activism. Donating your phone allows us to contribute to their efforts through our Green Gifts program and ultimately work toward a greener tomorrow,” said Brighid Riordan, director of public affairs and customer experience initiatives at Cellcom.

Visit Cellcom’s website for the full list of award recipients. Cellcom is proud to support organizations of all sizes, whose work is impacting the community and building a greener tomorrow. The company’s recycling program has generated $310,975 for local charities over the past 14 years.

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with more than 50 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.