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



Featured Program & Events


5th Annual Recycling Rally

Verizon employees will once again gather in the parking lot of the company’s Ashburn campus to collect unwanted electronics and other material for recycling. The rally, which is free and open to area consumers and businesses, is part of Verizon’s ongoing commitment to protect and preserve the environment by enabling the public to be green at work and home.


Thursday September 18, 2014
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

22001 Loudoun County Pkwy.
(Visitor parking lot on right at Loudoun County Parkway entrance)








Glass, plastics and aluminum cans; laptop and desktop computers; CRT (cathode ray tube) and LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors and televisions; computer cables, mice and 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 (such as coffee makers, toasters, toaster ovens and can openers); microwave ovens; vacuum cleaners; and electronic toys without batteries. Hard drives will not be wiped, and all batteries should be removed prior to turning in any items.


Hazardous waste (such as batteries, inks/toners, mercury bulbs); units containing fluid (such as motors and pumps containing fluid); refrigerators and freezers; medical waste, and radioactive material such as X-ray equipment.


The supplier disposing of the discarded items will adhere to Verizon’s zero-landfill objective, meaning the materials will be reused or recycled so that they do not end up in a landfill.


Verizon is a proud sponsor of Earth Day Loudon


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 ]



Recycling Rally Reaps Rewards in Northern VirginiaVerizon's Fourth Annual Recycling Rally

More than 350 environmentally conscious northern Virginians brought 38,611 pounds of electronic and other waste to Verizon’s fourth 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.



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.