Thursday, April 24, 2014

GTA, IT&E and Yellow Pages Ink Launch 2013 Phonebook Round Up Offering $10K in Cash Prizes

Guam News - Guam News

Guam - GTA along with IT&E and Yellow Pages Ink have announced the launch of the 2013 Phonebook Roundup in partnership with i*recycle and Guahan Waste Control.  The Phonebook Round Up is a recycling contest that encourages local school children to collect old phonebooks for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $10,000.

Cora Yanger-Bejado, managing director of marketing and communications at GTA said, “Over the years, the Phonebook Round Up program has proven to be a success in keeping thousands of old phonebooks out of the landfill and also in helping our local schools to raise needed funds through an environmental effort .  We are very happy to partner with IT&E and Yellow Pages Ink this year to promote a greener Guam and provide cash prizes which can be put to good use in the classrooms.”

The contest is open to all public, private, and federal schools on Guam and schools that collect the most outdated phonebooks from now until Friday, April 5, 2013, will have a chance to win cash prizes.  To help divert such wastes from entering the landfill, the phone books will instead be recycled with the help of Guahan Waste Control.  GTA first launched the program in 2009 and is collaborating this year with IT&E and Yellow Pages Ink, who will assume the primary sponsorship of this program and continue the program into the future.  Yellow Pages Ink, a subsidiary of IT&E, produces Guam’s longest running telephone directory, the Guam Phone Book.

Julian Cooper-Nurse, executive director of commercial at IT&E said, “IT&E and Yellow Pages Ink have always been actively involved in the well-being of our island’s children through many sponsorships and community involvement projects.  Our sponsorship of the Phonebook Round Up is another great way to help our school children and also ensure the sustainability of our island.  We are glad to be working with both GTA and i*recycle to continue this great recycling program and assist our school children at the same time.”

Past Phonebook Round Up grand prize winners include George Washington High School, Astumbo Middle School, and Upi Elementary School.  i*recycle and other program partners have been instrumental in the Phonebook Round Up through the collection of books from each of the participating schools throughout the island.

To learn more about the 2013 Phonebook Round Up program, call Peggy Denney at 483-9415 or Michele Catahay at 644-0163.
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