girls 'frogging' at bubolz

Appleton, WI (November 13, 2017) – Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve has been selected as a 2017 Cellcom Green Gift recipient. The organization received a $1000 Green Gift from Cellcom to support the educational programming.

With the expansion of the educational center nearing completion, the preserve will be able to accommodate hundreds of additional children with its programming. The Green Gift from Cellcom will help purchase nets for the frogging programs and GPS units for geocaching programs, two of the most popular offerings. These programs are a part of the preserves "Need for Nature Movement", encouraging today's youth to spend more time outdoors.

“Each of our almost 100 environmental programs are designed to offer students the opportunity to experience and investigate the natural world around them under the guidance of environmental educators. Emphasizing outdoor experiences during all seasons, Bubolz Nature Preserve strives to offer learning that will encourage inquiry, exploration, and discovery,” said Randy Tuma, executive director.

Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve 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.