Sunday, July 20, 2008

If You're On Your Umpteenth Nextel...

Paging Brandon Williamson... if you can't put it on eBay or Craigslist and recoup some of your investment... why not pay it forward?

Give those old phones hanging around (you know, in a bag in the back of the closet or the bottom of the desk in the office) a new purpose and be green, ie: reduce some waste in your life!

From the Nextel/Sprint subscriber eNewsletter:

Sprint Project ConnectSM

In April 2002, Sprint created Sprint Project ConnectSM, a wireless recycling program, to help prevent millions of phones from ending up in landfills.

Sprint Project Connect is a free service for anyone who has wireless phones, batteries, accessories and connection cards that they no longer use. All makes and models are accepted, regardless of condition or service provider. To recycle your wireless device, pick up a free, postage-paid envelope at any participating Sprint store nationwide. Or, print the free, postage-paid mailing label available on this site.

All of the net proceeds from Sprint Project Connect help to keep kids safer online through Sprint's 4NetSafety program in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the NEA Health Information Network, and others.


Sprint is partnering with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the NEA Health Information Network, leading advocates for child and Internet safety, to provide free tools, resources and information that help:

  • Kids to appreciate the power of the Internet and the implications of the decisions that they make when connected from a computer or their wireless phone.
  • Educators to teach students about Internet safety and keep parents informed of potential risks.
  • Parents and guardians to understand online habits of young people, what risks are associated with this behavior, and how to have a positive dialogue with their kids about Internet safety.

We encourage you to visit and use the following 4NetSafety resources funded through Sprint Project Connect:

NSTeens Website - This site was designed for young teens by Internet safety experts at the NetSmartz Workshop, a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The site models safer online practices through engaging comic-book-style characters, and addresses topics such as social networking, cyberbullying, and gaming. Educators, parents and guardians are also given tools and resources such as safety tips, suggested activities, and discussion ideas to help kids make safer choices online.

bNetS@vvy E-Newsletter - This online newsletter is published by the NEA Health Information Network. Designed for adults to help young teens use Internet technologies safely, this resource is packed with stories from teens, parents, educators and experts. It also offers tools and activities to help adults and kids to become more Net savvy - and safe.
It's not at all the type of good cause I had expected to see the recycling/reuse program connected to, but it's a noble cause nonetheless.

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