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Displaying articles for: 03-21-2010 - 03-27-2010

Donna Summer Said it Best: Dim all the lights…

by Employee ‎03-24-2010 02:04 PM - edited ‎03-24-2010 03:52 PM


If you drive by a Verizon building Saturday night (3/27) and you notice the lights are out, there’s probably nothing wrong with the power or your eyes. We’re participating in Earth Hour and turning off lights (or down in some cases) in 450 buildings around the globe deemed non-essential for our network. 


Sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is an event in which millions of Americans will turn off their lights for one hour to support action on climate change and create a cleaner, safer and more secure future.


Now in its third year, the event attracted more than 80 million participants in the U.S. in 2009 and nearly a billion people around the world, as lights dimmed on such global icons as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sydney’s Opera House, the Great Pyramids of Gaza and New York’s Empire State Building. [In addition to the hyperlinks, there’s a video slide show prepared by the World Wildlife Fund showing other landmarks going dark during Earth Hour.]


We’re also asking our employees and inviting our customers to support Earth Hour. If you’re wondering what shutting off lights for just one hour will accomplish, I can tell you that Verizon expects to conserve more than 40,000 KwH. In just one hour, we’re conserving enough energy to power nearly four homes for an entire year.


And I hope that by participating in Earth Hour we’ll inspire our employees to continue to think about new, practical and innovative ways to reduce energy consumption and increase recycling at home and at work.

Digital Nation on FiOS Video on Demand - March 22 - April 4

by Employee Emeritus ‎03-23-2010 05:15 PM - edited ‎03-23-2010 05:19 PM



I'm happy to announce that PBS and Verizon have arranged to make the Frontline documentary, Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier available via the FiOS Video On Demand* line-up, starting March 22.


You may have seen the debut of Digital Nation on Feb. 2 and if you did, you know what a terrific piece of journalism PBS' Frontline created.   Read more about Verizon's sponsorship of this groundbreaking documentary about life in our digital age.




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