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AT&T and The Nature Conservancy Team up to Help Montana Customers Skip The Bag

AT&T to donate 10 cents for every checkout bag its customers forego

Helena, Montana, August 13, 2013

In an effort to empower AT&T customers with sustainable choices, increase efficiency and minimize impact on the environment, AT&T is teaming up with The Nature Conservancy to encourage AT&T customers to skip the bag when purchasing items from its retail stores in Montana. With this program, which runs from August 9 to January 31, AT&T will donate 10 cents to The Nature Conservancy for each check out bag its customers choose to forego.

“As we work to make our own operations at AT&T more sustainable, we also want to empower our customers to live more sustainably,” said Jenifer Robertson, Vice President and General Manager, AT&T-Rocky Mountain Region. “The skip the bag initiative joins our other environmentally focused retail efforts, like our eco-devices and device recycling programs, that help AT&T and our customers to minimize our impact on the environment, today and well into the future.”

AT&T’s Skip the Bag campaign is in support of The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to protect and restore the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Nature Conservancy takes innovative action to invest in the planet’s environmental and economic future, such as Southwest Montana.

“The Nature Conservancy is dedicated to maintaining the natural wealth that makes Montana such a special place to live, work and play,” said Richard Jeo, state director of The Nature Conservancy in Montana. “We are pleased to encourage consumers to skip the bag whenever they can. It’s good for Montana and the planet.”

The Nature Conservancy has preserved almost one million acres of habitat in Montana – beginning in 1976 with the state’s very first conservation easement. Globally, the Conservancy has protected nearly 120 million acres around the world over 60 years.

Throughout the duration of this campaign, customers will also have the opportunity to donate additional funds to The Nature Conservancy at Montana AT&T stores. To learn more about AT&T’s sustainability efforts, please visit www.att.com/sustainability.

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