Trees for tomorrow workshop

Eagle River, WI (November 7, 2017) – Trees for Tomorrow has been selected as a 2017 Cellcom Green Gift recipient. The organization received a $2000 Green Gift from Cellcom to support its career exploration workshop.

“High school students in the Upper Great Lakes need both factual information about sustainable natural resource management and hands-on experiences that introduce the careers and educational opportunities that support this industry. Trees For Tomorrow offers a week-long workshop where students explore a wide range of natural resources careers, job options, apprenticeships, and educational opportunities to help connect them with a rewarding career after graduation,” said Robin Ginner, executive director at Trees for Tomorrow.

The Green Gift from Cellcom will provide funding for students to attend the six-day workshop. Students meet with a variety of natural resource professionals, experience real-life field work, and develop both their outdoor and team-building skills. Additionally, students explore what it takes to pursue careers, what on-the-job training or apprenticeships might be available, and for those that require 2- or 4-year degrees, what to look for in a college, how to apply, and how to be successful.

“Good jobs in natural resources are available, but students need to know how to go about getting the proper training, skills and education,” said Ginner.

Trees for Tomorrow 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.