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Wiring the BioBlitz--Wirelessly

by Employee ‎12-05-2011 10:06 PM - edited ‎12-05-2011 10:07 PM

For 24 hours, thousands of scientists, teachers, students and volunteers descended on Saguaro National Park, a 94,000-acre tract of wilderness flanking Tucson, Arizona last month. They counted every species in the Sonoran Desert preserve.

They relied on a commitment to nature and Verizon Wireless devices and service, making history at the National Geographic BioBlitz 2011 held in Saguaro National Park, a 94,000-acre tract of wilderness flanking Tucson, Arizona last month.


It was massive effort. Some 150 scientists, 600 volunteers, and 2,000 students volunteered to identify and count all the organisms they could find in the Sonoran Desert preserve. It’s expected that the species tally will number many hundreds. From the tiniest bugs in the soil to the towers of cactus that give Saguaro National Park its name, the park is full of life.


We're Planting 5,000 Trees!

by Employee ‎09-22-2011 10:50 PM - edited ‎09-23-2011 03:58 PM

tree.jpgWe're partnering with American Forests to plant 5,000 trees.


Why are we doing this? 


As our chief sustainability officer reported in a recent blog, the Verizon green team -- a group of employees spread across 48 states in the U.S. and 20 countries -- hit a milestone of 5,000 members. We decided to celebrate by planting a tree in honor of every member.


So where are we planting all these trees?



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