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
6th Annual Recycling Rally
On September 24th, over 400 people attended Verizon's 6th annual recycling rally in Ashburn. 77 pallets were collected from the public - totaling more than 39,000 pounds of materials. The rally also collected approximately 200 cellphones that will be repurposed as part of Verizon's HopeLine program. Congratulations and THANKS to everyone who participated!
Fairfax County Chamber Corporate Citizenship Awards
The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce recently awarded Verizon its Sustainability Award during their 2015 Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards. The award is presented "to a Northern Virginia business, school, institution or organization for their environmental leadership and commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices." Verizon's Doug Brammer (Pictured Left) accepted the award, presented by Mr. Mark Moore, Executive Vice President of John Marshall Bank and former Chairman of the Board of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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 ]
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.
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 ]