Thursday, September 4, 2008

They're Calling on You

You can now help save Gorilla’s in Africa simply by donating your mobile phone! Each time your mobile phone rings, a tiny piece of metallic ore from Africa is making this call possible: coltan. The mining of this commodity within the Congo River Basin is contributing to forest loss and unrest in the region, and is accelerating the loss of mountain gorillas at an alarmingly fast rate.

By donating your phone through the They’re Calling on You mobile phone recycling program you are:

  • Diverting your phone from landfill
  • Helping Melbourne Zoo raise money to support the Jane Goodall Institutes primate conservation work in Africa through the sale of refurbished phones and…
  • Lessening the demand for coltan mining by providing the coltan coated capacitor in your old mobile phone a second life.
To support the They’re Calling on You mobile phone recycling program you can:
  1. Visit Melbourne Zoo to collect a postage paid recycling satchel, and post your mobile phone to the Aussie Recycling Program. Your phone will be refurbished and resold to disadvantaged community groups.
  2. Download and print a copy of our postage paid label and post your phone today!
  3. Donate a corporate fleet of mobile phones please contact Paul Clark, Development Manager by email or phone (03) 9285 9451 to arrange for the collection of your mobile fleet.
For further information please contact:
Rachel Lowry
Community Conservation Manager
Zoos Victoria
Ph: (03) 9285 9377
Mob: 0448 504 490
Fax: (03) 9285 9340

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