In Advance Of Earth Day 2010, The City Of Avondale, Arizona, And Verizon Wireless Invite Residents To Learn More About "Green" Community Initiatives

Who/what: “City Hall Comes to You” featuring Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers

Learn more about the City of Avondale and Verizon Wireless’ commitment to the environment and how residents can get involved in the effort to be more “green.”

When: 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 15

Where: Verizon Wireless Communications Store at Avondale Gateway10120 W. McDowell Rd, Ste. 100Avondale, AZ 85392

Visuals: Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers and Brian Danfield, acting regional president for Verizon Wireless, will officially mark the store’s certification with the cutting of a gold ribbon. Interviews with the Mayor and representatives of the City and Verizon Wireless and tours of the store will also be available.

Background: The Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Avondale is the first in Arizona and among the first Verizon Wireless retail locations in the nation to secure LEED® certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

The Avondale store’s design optimizes water and energy use, enhances indoor environmental quality and reduces waste through responsible procurement and construction practices.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at