Grassroots environmental stewardship
Verizon’s Green Team is a global, voluntary, grassroots employee effort dedicated to environmental stewardship through events like community recycling, gardening and educational seminars.
2020 Goal: 20%
of employees on
the Green Team
2017 Green Team
countries and territories
with Verizon Green Team
members in 2017
events held in 2017
Partnering with organizations like the Arbor Day Foundation, we sponsored the planting of more than 82,000 trees in 2017, exceeding our goal of 60,000. Our goal for 2018 is to sponsor the planting of 100,000 trees, at least 50,000 of which will be in areas impacted by the 2017 hurricanes. In addition, by 2030 we plan to plant 2 million trees in communities around the world, including 250,000 in areas impacted by the 2017 hurricane season.
In 2013, Verizon became the first-ever sustainability partner for the NFL Super Bowl. In 2017 our involvement included support for recycling rallies held in Houston and Minneapolis (host cities of the 2017 and 2018 Super Bowls) which, together, collected more than 53,000 pounds of recyclable electronics. Other Verizon-led NFL partnerships included 21 tree planting events to support urban forestry initiatives and reforestation projects, and three pollinator events at zoos and community gardens.