Eagle River, WI (October 20, 2016) –Trees for Tomorrow has been selected as a 2016 Cellcom Green Gift recipient. The nonprofit received a $2500 Green Gift from Cellcom to support its natural resource workshop for high school students.
During the week-long workshop students explore a wide range of natural resources career possibilities through meetings with natural resource professionals, real-life field work, and development of their outdoor skills. They will have the chance to explore college opportunities that support forestry and other related natural resources careers including, soils, wildlife and fisheries management, water management and conservation warden. Additionally, students will learn 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. This week long camp gives high school students factual, real-life information and hands-on experience about natural resource careers and higher education opportunities available to them,” said Cheryl Todea, Operations Manager of Trees for Tomorrow. “At least 75% of high school students attending Trees For Tomorrow workshops would not be able to attend without outside funding sources. The Green Gift from Cellcom is opening a lot of doors for local students and helping them plan for their future.”
Trees for Tomorrow 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.