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 Virginia and to finding sustainable technology solutions for customers that accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy in the Commonwealth. 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.
Featured Program & Events
Verizon's Fourth Annual Recycling Rally
More than 350 environmentally conscious northern Virginians brought 38,611 pounds of electronic and other waste to Verizon’sfourth annual Recycling Rally. Verizon Green Team members collected 71 pallets of unwanted recyclables. Congratulations and THANKS to everyone who participated!
Pictured (L to R) John Dorn, Anthony Lewis and Douglas Brammer. Photo courtesy of Katrina Marsh Sarlin.
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 ]
Energy Star-Friendly Store Design
Verizon Launches Green Energy Project
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.
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.
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.
Better Business and the Greater Good
The Network Effect
Verizon Business' Chris Kimm on tech trends in energy efficiency.
Help spread the word so that eco-friendly actions become second nature at work and at home.