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Eagle River, WI (October 18, 2016) –Northland Pines Farm to School Program has been selected as a 2016 Cellcom Green Gift recipient. The school received a $770 Green Gift from Cellcom to help expand the organic garden program.

The Northland Pines School District implemented the Farm to School program four years ago to educate children about healthy food, where food comes from, and growing environmentally responsible foods. Using school gardens students are taught organic gardening principles and in the classrooms they are able to learn more the impact of the food industry versus buying local foods. With assistance from prior Green Gifts from Cellcom, the district was able to construct gardens at three elementary schools and start a composting program at the middle school.

“With the Green Gift from Cellcom we will be able to expand our organic gardening program at our three elementary schools, at our Montessori center and the Middle School Charter,” said Jasmyn Schmidt, Farm to School Coordinator. “By helping students get hands on with food, and learn what goes in to it, where it comes from, and how to grow it in a sustainable, earth friendly way, we are helping them make better choices, and they carry that home to their families.”

The Northland Pines Farm to School Program was among 22 green organizations that received a share of the $37,800 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.

The 2016 Cellcom Green Gifts were awarded to non-profits throughout Cellcom’s service area and included Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve (Appleton), Heckrodt Wetland Reserve (Menasha), Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance (Appleton), Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, NEW Zoo & Adventure Park (Suamico), Greater Green Bay YMCA, River District Development Foundation (Merrill), Northland Pines Farm to School Program (Eagle River), Trees for Tomorrow (Eagle River), Wild Instincts (Rhinelander), Open Door Bird Sanctuary (Sturgeon Bay), Woodland Dunes Nature Center (Two Rivers), Crossroads at Big Creek, Inc. (Sturgeon Bay), Kelly Lake Advancement Association (Suring), Navarino Nature Center, Stockbridge Munsee Community (Bowler), Wisconsin Waterfowl Association (Abrams), The Etude Group (Sheboygan), Bookworm Gardens (Sheboygan), Maywood Environmental Park (Sheboygan), Friends of Mead/McMillan Association (Milladore), and Boys & Girls Club of Portage County (Stevens Point).

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 $266,975 for local charities over the past 13 years.

 

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with 60 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.


Green Bay, WI (October 17, 2016) –Greater Green Bay YMCA has been selected as a 2016 Cellcom Green Gift recipient. The non-profit received a $3000 Green Gift from Cellcom to send local students to Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya, their outdoor environmental education camp. 

“As school budgets tighten, this type of program often falls on the budget chopping block. In an effort to continue to provide this experience for their students, schools resort to parent fundraising. Unfortunately at some schools, parent fundraising is not a practical option due to the economic climate in their school community,” said Linda DeWitt, director of financial development at the Y. “The Green Gift from Cellcom will allow 30 students from Jefferson Elementary School to attend camp in 2017.”

The Greater Green Bay YMCA was among 22 green organizations that received a share of the $37,800 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.

The 2016 Cellcom Green Gifts were awarded to non-profits throughout Cellcom’s service area and included Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve (Appleton), Heckrodt Wetland Reserve (Menasha), Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance (Appleton), Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, NEW Zoo & Adventure Park (Suamico), Greater Green Bay YMCA, River District Development Foundation (Merrill), Northland Pines Farm to School Program (Eagle River), Trees for Tomorrow (Eagle River), Wild Instincts (Rhinelander), Open Door Bird Sanctuary (Sturgeon Bay), Woodland Dunes Nature Center (Two Rivers), Crossroads at Big Creek, Inc. (Sturgeon Bay), Kelly Lake Advancement Association (Suring), Navarino Nature Center, Stockbridge Munsee Community (Bowler), Wisconsin Waterfowl Association (Abrams), The Etude Group (Sheboygan), Bookworm Gardens (Sheboygan), Maywood Environmental Park (Sheboygan), Friends of Mead/McMillan Association (Milladore), and Boys & Girls Club of Portage County (Stevens Point).

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 $266,975 for local charities over the past 13 years.

 

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with 60 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.


Abrams, WI (October 17, 2016) –Wisconsin Waterfowl Association has been selected as a 2016 Cellcom Green Gift recipient. The nonprofit received a $2000 Green Gift from Cellcom to continued work at its Abrams property.

The Wisconsin Waterfowl Association works to further restoration and conservation of the state’s waterfowl and wetland resources and implement education for Wisconsin youth that heighten awareness about these resources. The group continues work on its Abrams property, a 152-acre area that is open to the public for hunting and wildlife viewing and includes a number of accessible features for hunters with disabilities. The Green Gift from Cellcom will be used to improve water clarity on the property through the removal of rough fish and eventually introduce wild rice to the waters to provide more food sources for migratory birds and other species.

Wisconsin Waterfowl Association wasamong 22 green organizations that received a share of the $37,800 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.

The 2016 Cellcom Green Gifts were awarded to non-profits throughout Cellcom’s service area and included Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve (Appleton), Heckrodt Wetland Reserve (Menasha), Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance (Appleton), Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, NEW Zoo & Adventure Park (Suamico), Greater Green Bay YMCA, River District Development Foundation (Merrill), Northland Pines Farm to School Program (Eagle River), Trees for Tomorrow (Eagle River), Wild Instincts (Rhinelander), Open Door Bird Sanctuary (Sturgeon Bay), Woodland Dunes Nature Center (Two Rivers), Crossroads at Big Creek, Inc. (Sturgeon Bay), Kelly Lake Advancement Association (Suring), Navarino Nature Center, Stockbridge Munsee Community (Bowler), Wisconsin Waterfowl Association (Abrams), The Etude Group (Sheboygan), Bookworm Gardens (Sheboygan), Maywood Environmental Park (Sheboygan), Friends of Mead/McMillan Association (Milladore), and Boys & Girls Club of Portage County (Stevens Point).

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 $266,975 for local charities over the past 13 years.

 

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with 60 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.

Green Bay, WI (October 17, 2016) – Cellcom has put recycled cell phones to work for the local community. The local wireless company has selected 22 non-profits to receive $37,800 in Green Gifts, which uses money generated from its handset recycling program to annually fund green non-profit initiatives.

“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. Cellcom is proud to contribute to their efforts through our Green Gifts program and help work toward a greener tomorrow,” said Brighid Riordan, director of public affairs at Cellcom.

The 2016 Cellcom Green Giftswere awarded to non-profits throughout Cellcom’s service areaand included Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve (Appleton), Heckrodt Wetland Reserve (Menasha), Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance (Appleton), Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, NEW Zoo & Adventure Park (Suamico), Greater Green Bay YMCA, River District Development Foundation (Merrill), Northland Pines Farm to School Program (Eagle River), Trees for Tomorrow (Eagle River), Wild Instincts (Rhinelander), Open Door Bird Sanctuary (Sturgeon Bay), Woodland Dunes Nature Center (Two Rivers), Crossroads at Big Creek, Inc. (Sturgeon Bay), Kelly Lake Advancement Association (Suring), Navarino Nature Center, Stockbridge Munsee Community (Bowler), Wisconsin Waterfowl Association (Abrams), The Etude Group (Sheboygan), Bookworm Gardens (Sheboygan), Maywood Environmental Park (Sheboygan), Friends of Mead/McMillan Association (Milladore), and Boys & Girls Club of Portage County (Stevens Point).

Since 2004 Cellcom has offered a cell phone 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 non-profits. Cellcom’s recycling program has generated $266,975 for local charities over the past 13 years. Consumers can contribute to the program by donating their old cell phones for recycling at any Cellcom retail location.

 

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with 60 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.

Wrightstown, WI (October 13, 2016) - Virtual reality gives teachers the power to take their classroom anywhere in the world, fully immersing students in a lesson and allowing them to experience new places and explore new ideas. Cellcom is making it easier for local educators to bring this technology into classrooms. Through its new program, Cellcom is allowing teachers to check out up to 25 smartphones and accompanying virtual reality viewers.

The program officially launched this week and students at Wrightstown Elementary are taking a trip as a part of their reading curriculum.

“October starts our introduction to reading for information. We read many factual pieces, integrating science and social studies along the way,” said Dee Dee Zwicky, third grade teacher at Wrightstown Elementary. “Our class will virtually visit places like the Eiffel Tower, Venice and China to get students interested and engaged with reading about these places and writing about them while creating a report to share.”

Virtual reality has long been used for training and higher education, but the cost of both hardware and software put it out of reach for primary and secondary schools. With the growing availability of low-cost smartphone applications and cardboard virtual reality viewers, Cellcom saw an opportunity to put their technology to use.

“Smartphones have evolved into powerful tools that put a wealth of information and resources at your fingertips. These devices are now bridging another gap, making virtual reality experiences accessible as an educational tool. We are excited to put this technology in the hands of local educators so they can not only engage students in their curriculums, but inspire them with the infinite possibilities of technology,” said Brighid Riordan, director of public affairs and customer experience initiatives.

Twenty classrooms throughout Cellcom’s service area are taking advantage of the program during the 2016-17 school year.

 

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with 60 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.

Green Bay, WI (October 10, 2016) – The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon is excited to announce a new race for 2017. The weekend of events will now include a half marathon relay, allowing teams of two to take on the 13.1-mile half marathon course.

“We’re proud to offer a variety of events to give runners of all ages and experience levels a chance to join us each year. The half marathon relay adds a medium distance option for runners who may be looking to go beyond the 5K, but aren’t quite ready to take on the 13.1-mile distance. ” said Toni Jaeckels, race director for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. “There’s also the built-in perk of committing with a friend, which is great motivation for training.”

 The half marathon relay will start with the half marathon on Sunday, May 21 and include a designated area for teams to exchange near the half-way point of the course. Teams will then be able to reunite for the final lap around Lambeau and cross the finish line together. 

Registration for this new event is now open, along with registration for the other weekend events, which include a full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5K and WPS Kids’ Power Run. From now until January 4, registration for the half marathon relay is $115, the marathon is $85, half marathon is $75, and the marathon relay is $250 per team. Adult 5K registration is $25 and youth registration is $15. WPS Kids’ Power Run registration is $10. Elite marathon registration and registration for the Prevea Luv2Run program will open at a later date.

Another new feature in 2017 will be the option to purchase a Fast Track Athlete entry during registration. This perk is available for Sunday’s events and includes race day packet pick-up, fast access to post-race food, beverage and massage tent, preferred parking and more. Fast Track access will be limited and cost is $50.

“We’re always looking for ways to take the runner experience to the next level and the Fast Track Athlete program will give some of our distance runners added convenience on race day,” said Jaeckels.

The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon weekend of events is scheduled for May 19-21, 2017. For more information or to register, visit www.cellcomgreenbaymarathon.com.

 


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