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. [ Learn More ]
Earth Day - Green Expo
To celebrate Earth Day, Verizon Green Team members hosted a Green Expo at our Basking Ridge campus to engage, inform and educate our employees. Year-round, employee-members of the Verizon Green Team volunteer in community environmental events. [ Photo Album ]
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.
Recycling in the Rain
In recognition of World Environment Day (June 4th), Verizon employees and community partners braved the rain at our Basking Ridge HQ to collect electronic waste for recycling. Since 2010, Verizon has collected more than 1.5 million pounds of electronic waste. To learn more about Verizon's sustainability efforts visit http://responsibility.verizon.com/sustainability.
Verizon is a Great/Green Place to Work
With more than 20,000 Green Team members, Verizon always has a fun eco-friendly event around the corner. Look for career opportunities with us, and help us stay committed to improving the communities in which we live and work. [ Learn More ]
Small Business Sustainability Summit
More than 200 small business owners and community leaders from across northern New Jersey gathered on September 18th at Saint Peter’s University’s Mac Mahon Student Center for a Sustainability and Small Business Summit, featuring a series of panel discussions with industry experts to educate small-business owners on how to make sustainability a part of their business strategy, reducing costs and increasing profits. [ Learn More ]
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 ]