CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GIV Mobile has joined efforts to restore and protect urban and rural forests with American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country. As the first consumer conscious wireless service dedicated to giving back, GIV Mobile subscribers can now donate 8% of their monthly bill to American Forests to help plant trees, restore forest ecosystems, educate the public on the importance of forests and more.
Since 1990, American Forests have planted more than 45 million trees, restored watersheds to help provide clean drinking water and replanted forests destroyed by human action and natural disasters. Plus, their programs such as Urban Forests aim to raise awareness about the environmental, social and economic benefits of urban trees.
"We are thrilled to bring American Forests on board with our mission to better serve our communities," says Co-founder of GIV Mobile Omar Aqel. "With over 20 years of experience in 44 countries, we feel that American Forests is an amazing organization and together we can preserve current forests and regrow those that have been destroyed."
"American Forests applauds the exemplary role that GIV Mobile is taking to promote the importance of forests to its customers," said Lea Sloan, American Forests' vice president of communications. "Forests are the single most important land-based ecosystem ensuring the health of the planet. Beyond providing clean air and water, biodiversity -- and mitigating climate change -- there is nothing like the solace that comes from an energy-restoring walk in the woods."
GIV Mobile operates on the nationwide, 4G network of T-Mobile USA, Inc. allowing users to have fast and reliable connections from nearly anywhere in the U.S. Subscribers can sign up now to support American Forests at www.givmobile.com.
ABOUT GIV MOBILE
GIV Mobile is the first consumer conscious, no-contract service dedicated to giving 8% of a monthly Unlimited Everything Plan (starting at $40/month) to a non-profit charity of the customer's choice. Utilizing the 4G network of T-Mobile USA, Inc. GIV Mobile's two affordable "Unlimited Everything" no-contract plans allow users to have fast and reliable connections from nearly anywhere in the U.S. Along with providing a great mobile service, GIV Mobile collaborates with extraordinary charities to create a community that is dedicated to giving back. GIV Mobile's wireless service will be exclusively available at www.givmobile.com.
ABOUT AMERICAN FORESTS
American Forests restores and protects urban and rural forests. Founded in 1875, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country has served as a catalyst for many of the most important milestones in the conservation movement, including the founding of the U.S. Forest Service, the national forest and national park systems and literally thousands of forest ecosystem restoration projects and public education efforts. In the last two decades, American Forests has planted more than 45 million trees in forests throughout the U.S. and in 44 countries, resulting in cleaner air and drinking water, restored habitat for wildlife and fish, and the removal of millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Learn more at www.americanforests.org.
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