The CNMI’s telecommunications leader is taking steps to become the environmental leader with its new “Live Green” campaign.
The IT&E Live Green campaign was started as a joint project undertaken by CNMI and Guam employees earlier this year that focused on finding ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle throughout the company.
After successfully implementing policies and procedures that drastically scaled down the size of IT&E’s carbon footprint, the next phase of the project will bring Live Green to the community.
IT&E will post receptacles at retail outlets where customers from any phone company may dispose of their old cell phones. When the receptacles are filled, the items will be picked up from IT&E and shipped to the U.S. mainland for proper disposal.
“As responsible community partners, we are doing this to help our environment and to keep our islands beautiful,” said IT&E CNMI managing director Rose Soledad.
The first receptacles will be placed around Saipan and Guam. CNMI project coordinator Ed Javier said there may be more in store.
“We would like to include the community in our Live Green campaign. If the project is successful, we may include Rota and Tinian as well,” said Javier.
According to him, the project is moving along swiftly and the first receptacles are slated to appear in CNMI and Guam stores before the end of the year.
The Live Green concept is an extension of IT&E’s tradition of environmental appreciation that includes beach cleanups and its partnership with the Mariana Islands Nature Alliance that supports the sponsorship of recycling bins at the Oleai Sports Complex as well as sponsoring MINA’s largest fundraising event of the year, the Green Gala.
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