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Sprint’s New Mobility Solution for a Better Planet Supports Green Education Foundation (GEF)

Green ID pack for Android devices provides customers with mobile content that enables them to take action and get involved in their local school or youth group

April 18, 2011 - PRLog -- Walpole, MA – April 18, 2011 – In a show of support for eco-friendly initiatives, including the Green Education Foundation (GEF) and sustainability learning in K-12 schools nationwide, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced its newest Sprint ID pack – the Green ID pack.  The new pack offers an unmatched eco-friendly Android™ experience, delivered right to ones fingertips, on select Sprint devices. With it, consumers can quickly and easily access volunteer opportunities to introduce GEF’s fun, earth-friendly lessons and eco-challenges to their local school or youth group.

In addition to featuring GEF, the Green ID Pack includes green news, tips for green living, and sites for green shopping. With mobile content from eco-friendly favorites like TreeHugger, Earth911, and Green America, the Green ID pack automatically loads apps, widgets and shortcuts tailor-made for users who want to live a more environmentally sustainable life and help others to do the same. Starting today, owners of the LG Optimus S™, Sanyo Zio™, Samsung Transform™, Samsung Epic™ 4G* and Samsung Galaxy Tab™ can load the Green ID pack onto their device in one simple click. Sprint’s newest environmentally preferred phone, the Samsung Replenish™, also will offer the Green ID pack when it becomes available on May 8.

“We are thrilled to partner with Sprint to help sustainability-minded consumers take action,” said Victoria Waters, president of GEF. “Volunteerism and advocacy are some of the best ways to introduce schools to exciting GEF programs, like National Green Week.” During National Green Week 2010 over 3 million students were enrolled with 750,000 pledging to carry their drinks and snacks in reusable containers during GEF’s Waste-Free Snacks Challenge, effectively eliminating over 300,000 lbs of trash in just five days.

“At Sprint we are committed to providing mobility products and solutions for a better planet,” said Ralph Reid, vice president of corporate responsibility for Sprint. “The GEF app in the Green ID pack is a great way for customers to learn about eco-challenges and other opportunities in their communities.”  

The Green ID pack is free to download with Sprint’s Everything Data plan. Customers with Sprint ID-capable devices can download up to five ID packs onto their phone or tablet and easily switch between them or swap them out for new ones. More than a dozen consumer lifestyle ID packs targeting specific interests are available including Home Base, Health & Fitness, Fashion & Beauty, Socially Connected, Business Pro and Entertainment, as well as branded ID packs from MTV, ESPN, Yahoo! and HSN, among others. To see all Sprint ID packs, visit www.sprint.com/sprintid. For more information about the Green ID pack or to watch a video highlight of its features visit www.sprint.com/greenid.

Sprint’s leadership in environmental sustainability continues to receive accolades. For the second year in a row, Sprint ranked highest among all U.S. telecom companies on Newsweek’s 2010 Rankings of America’s Greenest Companies at No. 6. Sprint was also ranked highest among the wireless carrier industry on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s “Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.” In addition, Sprint received the “Sustainability Leadership Award” at the 2010 International Electronics Recycling Conference and Expo for its leadership among wireless carriers in the recycling of mobile handsets.

To learn more about Sprint initiatives that protect the environment, go to www.sprint.com/responsibility or follow @SprintGreenNews on Twitter.

* 4G used in connection with the Samsung Epic product name refers to the fact that the Epic is capable of operating on Sprint’s WiMax network.

About Green Education Foundation (GEF)
Green Education Foundation (GEF), a national non-profit, is committed to creating a sustainable future through education. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions. GEF’s National Green Week mobilizes millions of students each year to participate in eco-challenges that empower school communities to achieve measurable and sustainable goals in waste reduction and energy conservation.  For more information visit: www.GreenEducationFoundation.org

What is Sustainability Education (SE)?
Sustainability education (SE) is an integrative teaching model that connects student knowledge of environmental, economic, and social systems with real-world applied learning strategies. SE develops the 21st century skills, vision, and intellectual perspective essential in building a sustainable future.

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The Green Education Foundation was founded to provide educational resources that promote sustainable, impactful pro-green habits and practices in children, families, and communities.

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