HTC Hosts Green Fair, National Earth Day Celebration April 19 at Hwy 501 Store

April 04, 2017

HTC will host a Green Fair and promote green initiatives on April 19 at Highway 501 store in Conway. 

HTC will host the 8th Annual Green Fair and National Earth Day celebration on Wednesday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HTC store in Conway on Highway 501 across from HGTC.  HTC, along with other environmental leaders and organizations, will demonstrate the benefits of sustainability and educate the community about the importance of conservation and recycling at this special event in honor of National Earth Day.  The event is free and everyone is invited to join in the planned festivities: 

  • Drop off old telephone directories and cell phones for recycling,
  • Drop off e-waste, any kind of used electronic devices, for recycling,
  • Sign up for paperless billing,
  • Visit booths set up by local environmentally responsible organizations to learn about green initiatives, and
  • Drop off sensitive documents for FREE onsite shredding by Shred-it.

Visitors will also enjoy FREE giveaway items, a live band, refreshments, a grand prize drawing, and special appearances by local mascots as well as product specials including:

  • EPIX FREE for 6-months 
  • 40% off wireless accessories
  • Register to win a FREE:
  • Premium security system
  • PC tune-up

“Sustainability is a priority at HTC and we are committed to working towards a sustainable future. Sustainability isn’t part of our work – it’s a guiding influence for all of our work,” said Tom Vitt, HTC Director of Marketing.  “The Green Fair is a means to support sustainability beyond HTC and into the communities we serve by encouraging recycling and promoting green initiatives that are easy to implement in any home or office.  The Green Fair will provide residents an opportunity to recycle items, shred sensitive documents, and have fun while making an environmental impact.” 

If you are unable to attend the Green Fair, HTC encourages everyone to please be responsible and recycle directories and other items at the nearest Horry County Solid Waste Authority Recycling Center location.  A list of recycling centers is provided in the preliminary pages of the HTC Directory or online at http://www.solidwasteauthority.org.

Here are more details regarding HTC green initiatives: 

Paperless Billing Save a stamp. Save a check. Save time.

HTC encourages members to migrate from paper bills to electronic bills.  Paperless statements are convenient and clutter-free. Although HTC customers have been able to manage and view bills online for many years now, HTC is encouraging customers to go completely paperless by paying their bills using bank draft.  This saves customers stamps and time.    Members are a click away from savings at HTC My Account on http://www.htcinc.net.

Some of the benefits of paperless billing include:

  • Receive monthly email notification when statements are available for online viewing.
  • View, download or print the same information online 24/7 that's on a paper statement.
  • View old statements - up to 18 months - free of charge.
  • Help the environment by cutting down on paper.
  • Reduce mail and paper clutter at home.

Some of the benefits of automatic bank draft include: 

  • Save time with no more writing checks, buying stamps, etc.
  • Safe, secure and confidential.

Waste Recycling Bins Company-Wide

HTC encourages employees to be environmentally responsible by placing recycling bins throughout the organization for paper and plastic waste.  Employees are also conservative with energy by turning off lights and powering down computers when not in use. 

Energy Conservation

Employees are encouraged to take the stairs instead of using the elevator to conserve energy. Employees are also conservative with energy by turning off lights and powering down computers when not in use. 

Green Plus Certification

HTC was awarded Certification in the Green Plus program for its high standard of sustainability initiatives. Developed by the Institute for Sustainability Development, the Green Plus program is a nationwide network of businesses that have challenged themselves to achieve the best environmental practices and have dedicated themselves to being a sustainable business. The Certification is earned through a diagnostic evaluation assessing the business’s sustainability efforts across three platforms: People, Planet and Performance.

For more information about HTC and the upcoming Green Fair and Earth Day Celebration on April 19, please visit htcinc.net/HTC-Green-Fair or contact Nicole Hyman, HTC Senior Marketing at 843-369-8498 or nicole.hyman@htcinc.net.  To sign up for HTC My Account and paperless billing, visit http://www.htcinc.net or stop by any of the eight convenient HTC locations throughout Horry County: Conway (Highway 701 North and Highway 501 across from HGTC), Loris, Little River, Murrells Inlet, Myrtle Beach, Socastee, and Towne Centre. 

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About HTC

HTC, Inc. is the nation’s largest telecommunications cooperative.  Founded in 1952, HTC celebrates over 60 years of service to Horry and Georgetown Counties as a local communications leader.  HTC offers High Speed Internet, Digital Cable, Digital Wireless, Home Security, local telephone and long distance service, and advanced business services such as Local and Wide Area Networks (LAN/WAN), Managed Networks, VOIP Solutions, WiFi Solutions, Firewall and Security services. HTC provides these services utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network.

For additional information about HTC, call (843) 365-2154.

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