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Sprint supports stars honored at Global Green Millennium Awards


-David Owens, Sprint vice president for product realization

“We were excited to share our news on our UL Environment platinum certification at an event like the Global Green Millennium Awards. It was a great way to showcase all that Sprint does to develop, design and power sustainable solutions and to illustrate our commitment to the highest environmental standards from product design to disposal.”

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Sprint proudly joined Mark Ruffalo and the other stars at this past weekend’s 15th Annual Global Green Millennium Awards in Los Angeles.

Ruffalo, an actor and activist who is well known and respected for his deep commitment to the environment, received Global Green’s Entertainment Industry Environmental Leadership Award.

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The awards honored individuals and organizations who are working to drive a “a global value shift toward a sustainable ...

Sprint was proud to help sponsor  the event, which raised money to support the organization’s initiatives to rebuild a green New Orleans; to create green affordable housing and green schools in Los Angeles, throughout California and nationally; and to continue to advocate for innovative and effective policy initiatives to combat climate change.

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Others who received awards or attended the event included, Orlando Bloom, Ed Begley Jr. and Wendy Schmidt.

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As celebrities arrived at the Millennium Awards in electric vehicles (EV’s), Sprint displayed how it secures connectivity and network capabilities for ECOtality’s Blink EV Commercial Pedestal Electric car charger.

During the evening guests also could check out the Samsung Replenish, Sprint’s first eco-friendly Android device. Replenish is partially built with recycled plastics and recyclable packaging.

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The stars weren’t the only ones being recognized for their commitment to the environment.

Sprint, in conjunction with Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), announced at the event that Samsung Replenish has been awarded Platinum certification by the UL Environment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc).

That certification is a really big deal when it comes to promoting sustainability. The Samsung Replenish is the first mobile phone to receive such a certification and is considered the highest environmental ranking based on UL Environment’s certification requirements. 

This is just the latest example showing how Sprint is a sustainability leader when it comes to environmental responsibility.

Those attending the Global Green Millennium Awards event could donate their old mobile phones so Sprint could reuse or recycle the devices.  But even if you weren’t able to get to Los Angeles this past weekend, you still could be a recycling star by learning more and supporting Sprint’s efforts to recycle wireless phones, batteries, accessories and data cards for free, regardless of carrier or condition.

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Sprint’s recycling efforts have already prevented more than 24 million phones from being tossed into landfills.  Please help us, though, to meet our goal of collecting nine of every 10 phones we sell for reuse and recycling by 2017. Send in those old phones sitting in the drawer and tell your friends to do the same.

For more information

Media Contact: Marci VerBrugge-Rhind, Sprint Sustainability Communications, marci.j.verbrugge@sprint.com, 913-794-6319

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