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    NEWSLETTERS

    Staring at those empty water bottles on your desk again?  Don't you know the water bottle is the most potent weapon of 'the man'? 

    You're supporting the corporatization of a natural resource!  You must be feeling pretty guilty, watching them pile up like that, huh. 

    Well, don't -- it turns out that your water bottles can actually HELP the environment. Who knew?

    In honor of Earth Day, Motorola is showcasing its MOTO W233 Renew, the first carbon-neutral mobile phone made from recycled water bottles. 

    Motorola teamed up with Carbonfund.org to offset the carbon dioxide used to operate, manufacture, and distribute the phone, through investments in renewable energy resources and reforestation.  Inside the post-consumer paper box you'll recieve with the purchase of a Renew, you'll find a prepaid shipping envelope for you to use to recycle your old device.

    The Renew is available for $9.99, with a two-year T-Mobile service agreement, which you can pay off using the paperless billing option.  In 2008, T-Mobile partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees for users who signed up for this option and, to date, has planted more than 500,000 trees.

    For more info about the MOTO W233 Renew, visit Motorola's website.

    And remember: you can recycle your cell phone, even if it isn't a Motorola!  Click here, to learn how.