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[GreenYes] Fwd: Sprint "Recycled Paper" Call In Day 10/4

>From: <Rebecca@ecopledge.com>
>
>Lately it seems that many cellular service advertisements are encouraging
>members of the wireless generation to use their portable phones to express
>themselves quickly, easily and directly.  We here at ecopledge.com would
>like to add one more idea to the list: why not use your handy portable
>phone to express yourself politically?  This Thursday, October 4th, you
>can use a quick call from your cell phone to encourage one of the largest
>cellular service providers to make a simple, sensible improvement in its
>environmental policies.
>
>Follow the link below to go to a web page with more information on calling
>Sprint.
>
>http://ecopledge.com/ecopledge.asp?id=272&id4=ES
>
>
>HERE'S THE STORY
>
>Sprint PCS, one of the nation's largest cellular phone companies,
>unnecessarily consumes thousands of trees, wastes enormous supplies of
>water and energy, and increases landfill and air pollution - all due to
>its policy of using virgin paper for its customer billing.
>
>Despite its stated commitment to the environment and minimizing paper
>waste, Sprint continues to use virgin paper for the billing of its 20
>million wireless and long distance phone customers. Based on a
>conservative estimated average of two pages per billing statement, Sprint
>could save approximately 20,000 trees every year, prevent the release of
>more than 454,000 pounds of air pollutants, and save more than 3 million
>Kilowatt hours of energy and over 5.2 million gallons of water - simply by
>using recycled paper instead of virgin.
>
>This past April, ecopledge.com made a direct request to Sprint PCS, asking
>them to end their use of virgin paper for their cellular phone bills.
>Initially, Sprint rejected ecopledge.com's request on the grounds that a
>conversion to recycled paper would be too costly - despite having recently
>announced second quarter net operating revenues of $6.4 billion - an
>increase of 10 percent from a year ago.  Since that time, Sprint has said
>that it is considering our request and that it has commissioned a study to
>consider the economic feasibility of using recycled paper.
>
>
>HOW YOU CAN HELP
>
>Join ecopledge.com's Sprint Day of Action on Thursday, October 4th, and
>encourage Sprint to stop using virgin paper for their wireless customer
>billing statements. On October 4th, ecopledge.com will release a report
>which highlights the growing number of companies who have made similar
>conversions from virgin to recycled without experiencing impacts that
>threaten their financial health or viability.  Given their experience, it
>is now time for Sprint to take this simple and sensible step to lessen
>their impact on the planet. So pick up your cell phone (or whatever mode
>of telephony your prefer) and make the call on October 4th!
>
>Once you've called, follow the link below to go to a web page where you
>can let us know you made the call so we can count how many people call
>Sprint.
>
>http://ecopledge.com/ecopledge.asp?id=272&id4=ES
>
>
>HERE'S HOW TO MAKE THE CALL:
>
>FOR SPRINT PCS CUSTOMERS -
>
>Dial Sprint PCS Corporate Headquarters Switchboard on October 4th, 2001
>between 8am-5pm (C.S.T.): 1-800-829-0965
>
>Hello, my name is __________, and I'm a customer of Sprint PCS cellular.
>I am calling to voice my concern with Sprint's policy of using virgin
>paper for its billing statements.  Because of Sprint's decision to use
>virgin, rather than recycled paper, 20,000 additional trees are cut down
>every year - and it's completely unnecessary. The cost of recycled paper
>has dropped to the point where it's barely more expensive than virgin
>paper - and I, for one, wouldn't mind paying two or three cents more per
>month if it meant that together we could help protect and preserve our
>remaining forests.
>
>I hope Sprint will honor its stated commitment to protecting the
>environment by ending its use of virgin paper. Thank you.
>
>FOR NON-CUSTOMERS OF SPRINT -
>
>Dial Sprint PCS Corporate Headquarters Switchboard on October 4th, 2001
>between 8am-5pm (C.S.T.): 1-800-829-0965
>
>Hello, my name is __________, and I'm calling today to voice my concern
>with Sprint's policy of using virgin paper for the billing statements it
>sends to its customers.  Because of Sprint's decision to use virgin paper
>for its wireless and long distance bills, 20,000 trees are needlessly cut
>down every year.
>
>I hope Sprint will honor its stated commitment to protecting the
>environment by ending its use of virgin paper. Thank you.
>
>
>Once you've called, follow the link below to go to a web page where you
>can let us know you made the call so we can count how many people call
>Sprint.
>
>http://ecopledge.com/ecopledge.asp?id=272&id4=ES
>
>
>I hope you will take a minute out of your day on the 4th to send Sprint
>this quick and simple message.  Then, once you've enjoyed the power of
>using the latest technology to express your support for the environment,
>go to your computer and visit the ecopledge.com Action Center at
>http://ecopledge.com/actioncenter. From there, you can: 1) read a new
>report which details why our request is simple, sensible and feasible; 2)
>send an email to Sprint which further reinforces your message; and 3)
>download a colorful "Start Using Recycled Paper" sticker which you can
>attach to your next Sprint bill.  Our Action Center makes it quick and
>easy for you to let Sprint hear your voice!
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Rebecca O'Malley
>Program Advocate for ecopledge.com
>http://www.ecopledge.com
>
>P.S.  Thanks again for your support, please feel free to share this e-mail
>with your family and friends.
>
>
>
>

Gary Liss
916-652-7850
Fax: 916-652-0485

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