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, visit responsibility.verizon.com.

 

 

Featured Program & Events

 
Verizon's 5th Annual Recycling Rally - Ashburn, VA
     

5th Annual Recycling Rally

More than 550 green Virginians contributed to this year’s rally, held on September 18th, with a steady line of vehicles throughout the day. The e-haul filled five semi-trailers and one panel truck. Northern Virginians outdid themselves this year, unloading 68,343 pounds of electronic waste. That’s 34 tons of TVs, printers, desktop PCs, VCRs, DVD players and a few eight-track tapes (seriously) that won’t be clogging landfills. [ Learn More ]

 

 
Verizon is a proud sponsor of Earth Day Loudon
 

EarthDay@Loudoun

On Sunday, May 4th, Verizon was proud to sponsor #EarthDay@Loudoun and support their mission to promote and celebrate environmental stewardship among county residents and businesses. [ Learn More ]

 

 

Powerful Answers Awards - EducationPowerful Answers Awards


On Jan. 8, 2014, Verizon announced the five Powerful Answers Award winners in the sustainability category. The winners feature solutions that will help in the United States as well as in the developing world. They range from a disaster relief and assistance portal, to solutions that make investment in solar and sustainable energy easier, to collaborative consumption in the taxi/transportation industry. Other winners focus on better pest control and management and helping companies manage their waste disposal more effectively and efficiently. [ Learn More ]

 

 
 

Video Gallery

 
 

Mosaic - Powerful Answers

The winner of the Powerful Answers Awards top prize in the sustainability category, Mosaic is the first online platform for individuals to invest in clean energy projects. After lending more than $4 million to solar projects across the United States, Mosaic plans to take its model to a global level and offer crowd-funded investment to the developing world. These plans are possible because of SMS and mobile banking technology. Mosaic’s international lending program, with an accompanying mobile app, will help finance the transition from kerosene lamps, diesel generators and unsustainably harvested wood directly to clean, renewable power. [ 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 ]

 

 
 

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.

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The Network Effect

Our Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet

   
   
Help spread the word so that eco-friendly actions become second nature at work and at home. Sustainability Officer James Gowen on the latest additions to our Green Fleet initiative.