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Mead receives 'Green Gift' from Cellcom

2:21 PM, Dec. 3, 2012  |  Comments
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For the Stevens Point Journal

Friends of the Mead/McMillan Association received a $500 Green Gift from Cellcom at a presentation at the George W. Mead Wildlife Area.

Friends of the Mead/McMillan Association is dedicated to assisting with wildlife, interpretative and management activities at the George W. Mead and McMillan Marsh State Wildlife Areas. The Green Gift will support the addition of educational and interpretive materials to the new geology display at the wildlife area.

"We are working to develop a new geology trail and display on the Mead Wildlife Area alongside one of our existing public walking trails," said Pamela Resech, senior natural resources educator. "The wildlife area contains rocks that demonstrate a wide variety of geological features formed over an immense span of earth history. Our plan over the next year is to develop a trail and display consisting of large boulders that represent rock units that are present in the surrounding area with signage explaining the significance of each of the 'station boulders.'"

A total of $26,500 was given out to 20 green organizations in Cellcom's service area.

Since 2004, Cellcom has offered a cellphone recycling program where customers 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 donates this money back to local nonprofits.

This is the third year that Cellcom is donating its recycling funds to green nonprofit initiatives in an effort to complete the green cycle that starts with consumers being environmentally conscious and donating their devices.

"We are constantly taking steps to become more eco-friendly as a company," said Brighid Riordan, director of public affairs. "By dedicating our recycling money to green initiatives, Cellcom continues our longstanding commitment to the community and together we can work toward a greener tomorrow."

Cellcom's recycling program has generated over $131,500 for local charities.

Contributed by Tammy VanDenBusch, media relations/communications coordinator, Nsight/Cellcom.

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