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The Sustainability Thought Leaders of Tomorrow, Here Today
Verizon's Chief Sustainability Officer James Gowen blogs that Verizon will again host a student intern from the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps fellowship program. The Climate Corps Fellow will research Verizon's energy use patterns and help plan energy saving strategies. EDF statistics show that on average, each company assisted by the EDF Climate Corps has found $1 million in...
Jan 24, 2013 12:30 PM ET
Verizon Powerful Answers: Envision Charlotte
How can we make reduced energy consumption a real and seamless possibility? A unique public-private partnership between Verizon, Duke Energy, and the leaders of Charlotte, North Carolina is working to create a sustainable, energy-efficient urban core. The Envision Charlotte project has created “intelligent buildings,” where real-time data on energy consumption is gathered using smart...
Jan 23, 2013 3:00 PM ET
Verizon Powerful Answers: Community Service & Electronic Recycling
Technology advances rapidly, but what happens to our antiquated devices? Verizon employees take action by helping recycle electronics in our communities that could harm the environment. Our Recycling Rallies provide a free, convenient way for communities to recycle personal electronics. We surpassed our goal of collecting 1 million pounds of e-waste after completing more than 35 rallies...
Jan 22, 2013 6:15 PM ET
Verizon Foundation Awards $150,000 in Grants to Save the Children, U.S. Fund for UNICEF and World Wildlife Fund
NEW YORK, December 20, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Three international nonprofit organizations will each receive a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation as a result of the company’s first Spirit of the Season employee-participation campaign, which ran from Nov. 26 to Dec. 14. As a way to provide much-needed resources to communities around the globe, the Verizon Foundation invited employees...
Dec 20, 2012 8:10 AM ET
Can ICT Solutions Sustainably Grow the World’s Economies?
A new study concludes that broad use new high-tech solutions can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 16.5 percent by 2020 and help grow the world’s economies. The new GeSI SMARTer2020 report says that the broad use of smart grids, buildings and transport systems enhanced by information communications technology could yield $1.9 trillion in savings for consumers and businesses and create 29.5...
Dec 6, 2012 9:00 AM ET