AT&T and The Nature Conservancy Team Up to Help Alaska Customers Skip the Bag

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

Anchorage, Alaska, August 12, 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 Alaska. With this program, which runs now through January 31, 2014, AT&T will donate 10 cents to the Nature Conservancy for each check out bag its customers choose to forego.

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.

Funds generated from AT&T donations will be used to support The Nature Conservancy’s work. For example, The Nature Conservancy restores salmon streams and wildlife habitat in the Tongass National Forest of Southeast Alaska. For many people in Alaska, catching salmon is an essential part of the Alaska way of life. The state’s commercial fisheries are a mainstay of local economies, and the value of the salmon tradition is simply beyond measure.

“The Nature Conservancy is dedicated to finding ways for nature and people to thrive. In Alaska, this focus means we’re keenly aware of salmon’s importance to many people across the state,” said Randy Hagenstein, state director of The Nature Conservancy in Alaska. “We envision a bright future for salmon in Alaska: one in which our lands and waters continue to provide a salmon tradition for future generations. We’re grateful for AT&T’s support as we seek to keep Alaska a wonderful place to live, work and play.”

“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 Bob Bass, President AT&T Alaska. “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 impact on the environment, today and well into the future.”

Throughout the duration of this campaign, customers will also have the opportunity to donate additional funds to The Nature Conservancy at AT&T stores in Alaska.

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For more information on The Nature Conservancy in Alaska, visit

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