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    Wed, 31 Aug 2011 11:45:42

    Rock the Earth Asking Umphrey's McGee Fans to Recycle Old Cell Phones - Bring 'em to the Brooklyn Bowl on Sept. 6 through Sept. 9

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    Have a shoebox full of old, out-of-date, dinosaur-like cell phones taking up space at your house? Well, you can ditch 'em in an environmentally viable way!

    National environmental advocacy organization Rock the Earth is calling on all Umphrey's McGee fans to be "green" and bring old cell phones to recycle at the band's upcoming, highly anticipated Brooklyn Bowl shows on Sept. 6 through Sept. 9.

    Long-time supporters Umphrey's McGee have invited Rock the Earth to be on hand to educate concert-goers about the environment, and encourage fans not to come empty-handed but to bring their old, unwanted mobile phones (and chargers, adapters) to recycle. That shit takes up space and is hard to just throw out, so this is a brilliant initiative.

    "We are pleased to be supporters of Rock the Earth. Simple things that our fans can do to be green like recycling their old phones at our shows are key to spinning a new generation into deeply caring for our environment," the band said in a statement.

    Fans that bring their old mobile phones will be entered to win a download of that night's show via www.umlive.net and a signed copy of the new Umphrey's McGee' album, Death by Stereo delivered to their mailbox on Sept. 13. One winner will be chosen each night. All attendees who recycle phones will receive 20% off a future LiveNation Store purchase.

    Did you know that every year 100 million cell mobile phone been obsolete? Or, that one (1) billion new mobile phones were issued last year in the US alone, yet less than 10% ever get recycled?

    So, what are you waiting for? The more phones recycled, the less toxic chemicals threatening America's most precious natural resource: our drinking water supply!! And, the greater your chances of winning! For those people looking to recycle an old phone but who are unable to attend any of these shows, they can still do so by simply going to the Rock the Earth Phone Recycling Center to utilize the online entry form and free shipping.

    Rock the Earth is leading the mobile phone recycling effort to keep toxic cell phone chemicals and heavy metals out of landfills while providing refurbished phones to Third World and US low-income communities.

    Umphrey's McGree's Tour Dates:

    Fri, Sept 2nd 2011 Umphrey's McGee, 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
    Sat, Sep 3rd 2011 Umphrey's McGee, 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
    Tue, Sep 6th 2011 Umphrey's McGee, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
    Wed, Sep 7th 2011 Umphrey's McGee, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
    Thu, Sep 8th 2011 Umphrey's McGee, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
    Fri, Sep 9th 2011 Umphrey's McGee, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY

    Are you going to recycle your old cell phones?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.31.11



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