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Earth Hour and Beyond: 600 Buildings and Five New Environmental Goals
Verizon’s Chief Sustainability Officer Jim Gowen blogs about our participation in Earth Hour and five new environmental goals ranging from wireless device recycling targets to expanded public reporting of our carbon footprint.
Mar 22, 2013 1:45 PM ET
Verizon Kicks Off Series of Electronic Recycling Rallies, Open to the Public, in Temple Terrace, Fla.
TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla., January 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The first of nine electronics recycling rallies to be held at Verizon facilities around the country this year kicked off on Thursday (Jan. 24) at the company’s Temple Terrace facility on E. Telecom Parkway. Similar events held by Verizon in 2012 collected more than 531,000 pounds of e-waste -- about the equivalent weight of 14 charter buses...
Jan 25, 2013 11:45 AM ET
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