Accelerating the Transition to a Sustainable World
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 to Host Free Electronics Recycling Rally in Richardson on November 7, 2013
Verizon employees will gather in the parking lot of our Richardson campus to collect unwanted electronics for recycling. This electronic recycling event is part of Verizon's commitment to protect and preserve the environment by enabling the public to be "green" at work and at home. The event is free and open to the public.
Verizon's Richardson Campus
2400 N. Glenville, Richardson, TX 75082 (Southwest corner of the parking lot)
You May Bring:
Televisions; laptop and desktop computers; CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors; LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors; computer cables; mice; keyboards; gaming consoles; telephones and answering machines; stereo and audio equipment; paper shredders; alarm clocks; printers; cameras; conferencing equipment; remote controls; earphones; small electronic appliances; and electronic toys without batteries. Hard drives will not be wiped.
You May NOT Bring:
Hazardous waste (such as batteries, inks/toners, mercury bulbs); units containing fluid like motors and pumps; refrigerators and freezers; medical waste; and radioactive material including X-ray equipment
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University of North Texas School of Engineering
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Pictured (L to R) Eileen Moran, Associate Vice President-Development - UNT, flanked by Dr. Tao, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, and Costas Tsatsoulis, Dean of the College of Engineering. Representing Verizon are Barbara Walker, External Affairs, Lori Kline, Wireless Account Manager, and Don Burgio, Verizon IT and College of Engineering Advisory Board member. (Photo credit: UNT / URCM Photography)
Verizon Helps to Keep Our Communities Beautiful
Verizon has supported Keep Grapevine Beautiful with both volunteers and a $15,000 Foundation grant, as part of a communitywide sustainability education program. From left: Barbara Walker, Verizon External Affairs Director; Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate, and Mary Jo Tellin, Executive Director for Keep Grapevine Beautiful. Coincidentally, Verizon Green Teams recently marked a million pounds of recycled goods, and Keep Grapevine Beautiful just marked a million dollars worth of volunteer hours given to community sustainability projects.
On October 25th, 2012, Verizon held a Recycling Rally at our Hidden Ridge complex. Our employees collected more than 20 pallets of electronic waste - TVs, computers, microwaves, etc. – keeping these unwanted items out of landfills.
Through a series of 35 Recycling Rallies across the U.S. since 2009, Verizon has reached its 2012 goal of collecting more than 1 million pounds of electronic waste to keep out of landfills. To keep the momentum going, Verizon has committed to collecting another 1 million pounds of e-waste by 2015. [ Read the press release ]
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Verizon employees and family members donated time on a recent Saturday to create 10 vegetable gardens for GRACE, a nonprofit organization in Grapevine, Texas that provides services to the underprivileged in the community. Not only did Verizon volunteers help their less fortunate neighbors, they did so with a view to help the environment.
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The Network Effect
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Help spread the word so that eco-friendly actions become second nature at work and at home.
Our Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet
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Sustainability Officer James Gowen on the latest additions to our Green Fleet initiative.
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