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Sprint and Vespa Green on the Go Tour promotes wireless recycling


Sprint and Vespa are on the move with their Green on the Go tour!  Starting this weekend the tour will be at the Fillmore Jazz Festival in San Francisco and travel through Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and Boston before ending in New York on Aug. 13. The tours are designed to drive awareness around wireless recycling and greater participation in Sprint’s Buyback program.

From June 26 and August 20, wireless users who return their old or unused cell phones to a Sprint store can receive up to $250 instant credit toward the purchase of a new wireless device. And they will be able to enter to win one of six Vespa scooters. The goal is for Sprint to continue to highlight that 140 million phones end up in landfills every year and since the start of Sprint’s take back programs, Sprint has recycled more than 24 million devices.

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Sprint and Vespa USA booth at the Fillmore Jazz Festival in San Francisco on July 2.

Check out additional photos taken this weekend at the Sprint and Vespa USA booth during the Fillmore Jazz Festival. Click here

While most participation in the Buyback program will occur in Sprint stores across the nation, customers can attend the media tours in the following locations:


Event Hours

    San FranciscoJuly 2-3   Fillmore Jazz Festival

  Fillmore Street @Geary Blvd.  Closest address is 1601 Fillmore Street

10 a.m. -6 p.m.

     Los Angeles

July 9-10   Third Street Promenade

   Third Street Promenade between Arizona and Santa Monica (1300 block)

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
     SeattleJuly 16-17   Bite of Seattle

Seattle Center

305 Harrison Street

Seattle, WA 98109

Sat. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sun. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

ChicagoJuly 23-24Wicker Park Fest

Milwaukee Avenue from North Avenue to Wood Street

Noon - 10 p.m.
BostonJuly 30Harvard Square

on Palmer St @ Brattle (between The Harvard Coop and Origins)

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
BostonJuly 31

SoWa Open Market

460 Harrison Avenue

Boston, MA 02118

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
New YorkAug. 6Summer Streets

Park Ave between Brooklyn Bridge and 72nd St. (7 miles)

7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
New YorkAug 13Summer Streets

Park Ave between Brooklyn Bridge and 72nd St. (7 miles)

7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

At the events, customers can:

  • Trade in their phones to be recycled to see whether they can earn an instant credit toward the purchase of a new device or donate their phone through Project Connect.
  • Demo Sprint’s first eco-friendly Android powered device – the Samsung Replenish made partially from recycled materials and recyclable packaging.
  • Participate in a Vespa photo experience.
  • Learn more about the benefits of using a Vespa as an alternative mode of transportation – as part of Vespa’s Vespanomics program.
  • Enter for a chance to win a Vespa LX 50 scooter, Samsung Replenish and three months of Sprint wireless service at each of the six city stops.

Winners from the national contest and the Sprint and Vespa “Green on the Go” Tour will be announced at the conclusion of the promotion.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in jurisdiction of residence (whichever is older) at time of entry. Sweepstakes is offered only in San Francisco, California, Los Angeles, California, Seattle, Washington, Chicago, Illinois, Boston, Massachusetts and New York, New York. Sweepstakes begins at the dates and times as specified for each live event in the Official Rules. For Official Rules, including entry instructions and prize details, visit the Green on the Go booth at the live event. Sponsor: Sprint Communications Company L.P

Follow @SprintGreenNews on Twitter for updates about the events and other information about how you can help make the world a little greener.