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Vz Green TV – A New Way to Learn about Verizon’s Sustainability Efforts

by Employee ‎02-24-2011 01:56 PM - edited ‎02-24-2011 02:02 PM


James Gowen

As Verizon’s Chief Sustainability Officer part of my charge is to spread the word about the many steps Verizon is taking to help the company and our customers reduce their carbon footprint.


To raise awareness among Verizon employees we started Vz Green TV, a periodically taped show in which I interview one of Verizon’s leaders about a particular initiative or highlight a specific effort or green product.


So far, it’s been very well received inside Verizon, so we’ve decided to share some of these videos externally.




Creating Long Term Value. . . One Decision at a Time

by Employee Emeritus ‎02-23-2011 11:02 AM - edited ‎02-23-2011 11:21 AM

Richard GrahamThis week, Graham Richard, a former Indiana state senator and business entrepreneur, is our guest blogger.  Graham is a board member of the Clean Economy Network (CEN) and recently presented CEN’s inaugural “Groundbreaker Award” to Kathryn Brown, Verizon’s senior vice president for public policy and corporate responsibility. Following is an excerpt from Graham’s introductory remarks describing how Verizon's focus on sustainability merited receipt of the award...


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About the Authors

Rose Kirk

V.P. of Global Corporate Citizenship and President of the Verizon Foundation

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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.

James Gowen

Chief Sustainability Officer/
V.P. of Services Operations

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

Jack McArtney

Director of Corporate and Community Responsibility

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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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