Environmental stewardship is ingrained in Verizon's heritage, and the company prides itself on having a positive influence on the environment. We are committed to minimizing our own environmental impact in Florida and to finding sustainable technology solutions for customers that accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy in the Sunshine State.
We are leveraging our expertise in energy management technology to foster smart energy practices in communities, businesses and universities. We're also helping to build awareness and inspire good environmental citizenship in our schools and the communities where we live and work.
And we work to reduce our impact by conserving energy, recycling and developing greener products. To learn more, visitresponsibility.verizon.com.
Verizon Recycling Rallies
The Florida swing of the Verizon Sustainability Team’s recycling rallies came to a close following two successful events at Verizon facilities in Temple Terrace and Lake Mary in Febraury, 2015. Together, they resulted in nearly 16,000 pounds of electronic materials being collected, bringing the six-year total to over 63,000 pounds collected in Temple Terrace alone. Congratulations and THANKS to everyone who participated! [ Learn More ]
Verizon Powerful Answers Awards - Sustainability
On February 3, 2015, three great ideas in sustainability were named Verizon Powerful Answers Award winners. After a year-long global challenge to discover and help bring to market technology-based solutions with the potential to change our world, the three winning projects are:
Eco-fuel Africa ($1 Million Winner) - Eco-fuel Africa is committed to fueling an environmentally and financially sustainable Africa. Eco-fuel Africa, based in Kampala, Uganda, has created "green" charcoal produced from agricultural waste that's 65% cheaper than charcoal from wood and burns clearer and longer than wood-based fuels. The fuel reduces the rate of deforestation, creates sustainable local jobs, saves money and reduces indoor air pollution.
d.light ($250,000 Winner) - Created a model for a mobile-enabled distribution grid that provides energy to those in need by designing, manufacturing and distributing solar light and power products throughout the developing world.
Verizon Powerful Answers - Big Belly
Verizon partnered with BigBelly Solar to wirelessly connect its self-compacting trash receptacles to give city crews real-time data, resulting in just-in-time trash collection.
Verizon Device Recycling Program
Watch this video to learn about how our device recycling program offers consumers a way to make Powerful choices that benefit our planet, by trading in your old cell phones, tablets and net books. As an added benefit, you may be eligible for a Verizon Wireless gift card when you recycle your old device! [ Learn More ]
Our Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet
Verizon Launches Green Energy Project
Sustainability Officer James Gowen on the latest additions to our Green Fleet initiative.
Verizon will invest $100 million in a solar and fuel-cell energy project that will help power 19 of its facilities in seven states across the country.
We have set a goal of earning Energy Star certification for 100 percent of eligible Verizon Wireless retail stores at least once. Retail stores built to our new Evolution 2.0 design standards are precertified to meet EnergyStar guidelines.