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 New Jersey and to finding sustainable technology solutions for customers that accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy in the Garden 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.
Verizon Wireless Store In Toms River New Jersey Wins Energy Star Award
The Verizon Wireless store on Hooper Ave in Toms River, New Jersey is the proud winner of the EPA's National Building Competition. To celebrate, Verizon's Cheif Sustainability Officer, James Gowen joined The Mayor of Toms River, Thoms F. Kelaher and Energy Star's regional coordinator, Juan Gutierrez to award the store owners and to also celebrate sustainability by handing out fresh young tree saplings to visitors who stopped by the store. [ Learn More ]
Volunteers come together to plant 27 trees at Newark High School
Verizon joined forces with the NFL and NY/NJ Super Bowl XLVIII Host Committee tobring more than 27,000 trees and shrubs to our area.On Saturday October 12th, volunteers came together at Weequahic High School in Newark to plant 27 trees as part of an overall effort to give back to the community. [ Learn More ]
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 ]
2013 NJ Green Information Communication Technologies Summit
Verizon Launches Green Energy Project
The 2013 NJ Green Information Communication Technologies Summit was assembled by Alcatel-Lucent, Verizon, and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and was hosted by Bell Labs. The audience was comprised of state business leaders who have made it their job to find and implement green business solutions. The event's goal was to unite a community of experts across industry to exchange ideas and solutions for a greener and more energy-efficient tomorrow.
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. When completed next year, the project will enable Verizon to annually generate more than 70 million kilowatt hours of its own green energy -- enough to power more than 6,000 single-family homes a year -- while eliminating more than 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide -- enough to offset the annual CO2 emissions from more than 1 million gallons of gas.
To make recycling electronics a little easier, Verizon kicked-off a series of 13 recycling rallies in communities across the country in 2012. Verizon held 10 recycling rallies last year, and were collected more than 425,000 pounds of e-waste, all of which was kept out of landfills.
In partnership with the NFL, Verizon has planted trees in New Jersey's Weequahic Park in Newark, and New York's Randall's Island State Park. Work Green, Live Green!
Better Business and the Greater Good
Our Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet
Verizon Business' Chris Kimm on tech trends in energy efficiency.
Sustainability Officer James Gowen on the latest additions to our Green Fleet initiative.
Energy Star-Friendly Store Design
The Network Effect
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.
Help spread the word so that eco-friendly actions become second nature at work and at home.