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Displaying articles for: 12-11-2011 - 12-17-2011

Verizon’s Largest Solar Project Goes Live

by Employee ‎12-14-2011 08:54 PM - edited ‎12-14-2011 08:55 PM

solar133x215.jpgVerizon has completed its largest solar energy project to date. The location? Two Central Offices on Long Island, N.Y. The first, at 35 Prospect Avenue in Port Washington, is a 108-solar panel installation on the roof, churning out 25 kilowatts of power. The second, at 741 Zeckendorf Boulevard in Garden City, is a 221-solar panel system producing 50 kilowatts of power.

 

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Ending Violence Against Women Around the World

by Employee ‎12-12-2011 06:40 PM - edited ‎12-12-2011 06:41 PM

kathy_brown_133x175.jpgIn late November, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion at the U.S. Department of State to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. A group of a couple hundred men and women from around the world gathered together for the common purpose of ending violence against women.

 

I shared with this group a brief video "Telling Amy's Story," a documentary by Penn State Public Broadcasting that we sponsored. It tells the story of Amy Homan McGee, a Verizon Wireless employee who, in 2001, was killed by her abusive husband. So far the documentary has aired on 378 public broadcasting stations in all 50 states ...

 

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Rose leads Verizon's global corporate responsibility initiatives and philanthropic strategy, which focuses on applying Verizon's technology to improve education, healthcare and energy management.

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James oversees Verizon’s supply chain, vehicle fleet, investment recovery, purchasing and materials management and sustainability initiatives.



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Jack promotes digital wellness and online safety. He works with parents, educators, service providers, application developers and industry leaders to foster responsible use of Verizon's mobile and broadband networks.

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