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 Texas and to finding sustainable technology solutions for customers that accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy in the Lone Star 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, visit responsibility.verizon.com.
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.
Grapevine Recycling Rally Brings New Meaning to Spring Cleaning
More than 50 area residents joined Verizon employees at 325 S. Main Street in Grapevine on April 5 to collect unwanted electronics and other material for recycling. As part of the Epic Earth Day Experience, Verizon partnered with Keep Grapevine Beautiful, to host the Grapevine Recycling Rally, which collected 3,579 lbs of electronics and other items to be recycled, as well as 20 cell phones for the HopeLine program.
Thanks to everyone on the team for your help in making the event a success! [ Learn More ]
How We're Building a Greener Network
Have you ever wondered how much energy it takes to power the U.S. communication infrastructure? The answer is in the video. More importantly, the answer to how Verizon is working to reduce energy consumption is revealed – in our Carbon Intensity Metric. [ 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.
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.
Our Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet
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.
Sustainability Officer James Gowen on the latest additions to our Green Fleet initiative.