Your “stuff” has a story….

On April 18th, 2008, posted in: Miscellaneous by 0 Comment

I received an email from CREDO Mobile – the greenest mobile phone company in America. As Earth Day approaches — just two more days! — we’ve been talking to our local customers about how our organic comfort products incorporate the 3 Rs: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. Having products made from renewable and sustainable resources is so important to our environment. Some people get it. Others are not quite sure — you can tell by the glaze in their eyes. The thing is, people don’t really think about how their stuff is made. When I read the email from CREDO, I just had to share it because it’s so easy to understand…. perhaps even the glaze-eyed folks out there will begin to have a better focus. Not only that, but CREDO is a great choice if you’re considering a new cell phone plan…..


Your stuff has a story.

The story of our stuff starts with the natural resources–coal taken from dynamited mountainsides, oil extracted from threatened habitats, or trees reaped from precious forests–to make the stuff we all consume.

The story of our stuff ends with waste
–the stuff we tire of and eventually toss–which ends up in landfills, incinerators, or someone else’s backyard where they must deal with the devastating consequences of our wastefulness.

There are ways we can do better–for the planet and for our future–as consumers. Starting today, you can rewrite the story of your stuff.

This Earth Day, I ask you to consider a proposition from CREDO Mobile that will limit the beginning and the end of our shared story as consumers.

Switch to CREDO Mobile and you’ll get a free phone and an eco-package that only a company like CREDO can provide, including*:

A TreadTM phone case made from recycled tires that would otherwise end up in landfills or emit some of the most hazardous chemicals on earth when burned.
A free SolioTM Hybrid 1000 solar phone charger that uses the power of the sun–rather than coal-powered electricity–to charge your phone or mobile device.
Plus, we’ll pay to offset your direct carbon emissions for an entire year (up to $55) through our nonprofit partner, Carbonfund.org.
And every time you pay your bill, CREDO Mobile will donate a portion of your charges (totaling $60 million from CREDO customers so far!) to progressive causes like Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and Ocean Conservancy.

Protecting our planet takes the commitment of many, many individuals. What we’re doing to our environment with all the stuff we use is arresting: we’re harvesting, mining, transporting and discarding at a rate that is simply unsustainable. In the past three decades alone, we’ve used one-third of the planet’s natural resource space–space that can never be replaced.**

So join me in rewriting a chapter in the story of your stuff, and our planet, by giving CREDO Mobile a try. As a founder of CREDO (and the company’s biggest fan), I can tell you that you have nothing to lose, and a whole host of precious resources to start saving.
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For more information about the Credo Mobile plan, visit their website.