When I think of Verizon, I don’t think of sustainable practices. Instead, I think of a customer being backed by Verizon’s network; obviously the company’s commercials have had a lasting impression on me. However, Verizon’s attention to the environment is making the news today as the company has been awarded a 2009 Green Choice Award from Natural Health magazine.
Verizon has taken several steps to reduce its impact on the environment:
- The HopeLine project recycles and reuses mobile phones and uses the money raised through this program to provide grants to domestic violence organizations.
- The company installed software that allows computers and monitors to be powered off remotely.
- A Verizon facility in New York uses fuel cells to help offset its power usage.