Cellcom Accepting Green Gifts Applications

Cellcom is now accepting applications for its Green Gifts program. Through Green Gifts, Cellcom donates proceeds from its cell phone recycling program to local organizations, programs and projects dedicated to or supporting environmental sustainability.

The program was launched in September 2010 to protect the environment and support conservation in central and northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

“We are constantly taking steps to become more eco-friendly as a company,” said Brighid Riordan, director of public affairs. “By using our recycling money for green initiatives, Cellcom continues our longstanding commitment to the community and partners with local organizations to work toward a greener tomorrow.”

Green Gifts can be used to support organizations, programs and projects that: address a community-based issue that relates to the environment; focus on reducing negative impact on the environment; provide environmental education programs for children; provide education opportunities for adults to learn about environmental sustainability; and foster water conservation or wildlife preservation.

A total of $25,000 will be donated across Cellcom’s service area. Applications for the program must be submitted by October 12. The online application can be found at