Sprint & Vespa USA "Green on the Go" Tour Zips Through Beantown
Sprint & Vespa USA’s “Green on the Go” TourWHEN:
Saturday, July 30, 2011 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (open to the public)
Sunday, July 31, 2011 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (open to the public)
Saturday: Harvard Square on Palmer St. (between The Harvard Coop and Origins)
Sunday: SoWa Open Market 460 Harrison AvenueDETAILS
Last summer, the city of Boston unveiled 39 parking spots designated specifically for scooters and bikes—paving the way for Bostonians to utilize more fuel-efficient, sustainable forms of transportation and enjoy a greener standard of living. Since then, Bostonians have implemented countless initiatives to encourage eco-friendly thinking—from Mayor Menino’s “Green Awards” to the Greater Boston Ride to Work Week.
This summer, Sprint Nextel
and Vespa USA
joined forces to launch “Green on the Go,”
a mobile green awareness tour highlighting Sprint’s phone recycling efforts as part of their Buyback
program and Vespa USA’s program. Boston is the fifth stop on the tour before concluding in New York City.
Boston Sprint Vespa “Green on the Go” Tour details:
At the event, consumers can:
o Trade in their old or unused phones to be recycled to see whether they can earn an instant credit toward the purchase of a new device or donate their phone through Project Connect
o Demo Sprint’s first eco-friendly Android™ powered device – the Samsung Replenish made partially from recycled materials and recyclable packaging.
o Participate in a Vespa photo experience.
o Learn more about the benefits of using a Vespa as a fun alternative mode of transportation - as part of Vespa’s Vespanomics program, and how gasoline consumption could be reduced by 3.9 billion gallons per year (resulting in a savings of $21 billion) by the year 2020, if just a fraction of licensed drivers in the U.S. converted a small percentage of their miles traveled to a Vespa;
o Enter for a chance to win a Vespa LX 50
motor scooter and a Samsung Replenish with three months of free Sprint wireless service.
The “Green on the Go” Tour is part of a larger national promotion between Vespa and Sprint, where between June 26 and August 20, wireless users who return their eligible old or unused cell phones to Sprint and receive up to $250 in instant credit towards the purchase of a new wireless device and can enter to win one of six Vespa LX 50 scooters, a new Samsung Replenish and 3 months free Sprint wireless service.
Winners from the national contest and the Sprint and Vespa “Green on the Go” Tour will be announced at the conclusion of the promotion.No purchase necessary to enter or win.
Void where prohibited. Open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in jurisdiction of residence (whichever is older) at time of entry. Sweepstakes is offered only in San Francisco, California, Los Angeles, California, Seattle, Washington, Chicago, Illinois, Boston, Massachusetts and New York, New York. Sweepstakes begins at the dates and times as specified for each live event in the Official Rules. For Official Rules, including entry instructions and prize details, visit the Green on the Go booth at the live event. Sponsor: Sprint Communications Company L.P
To learn more about Sprint programs that protect the environment, go to www.sprint.com/responsibility
or follow @SprintGreenNews
on Twitter. To learn more about Vespa motor scooters, Vespanomics or to find a dealer in the Boston area, please visit www.VespaUSA.com
, ‘like’ them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/VespaUSA
) or follow them on Twitter (http://twitter.com/vespausa