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Verizon Reaffirms Commitment to Be Carbon Neutral by 2035

By: Bernadette Brijlall
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NEW YORK, January 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Verizon CEO, Hans Vestberg, today asserted that climate risk is business risk, as he reaffirmed Verizon’s commitment to taking steps toward its goal to be carbon neutral in its operations by 2035. Vestberg joins world leaders this week at the 50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting taking place in Davos, Switzerland. Verizon's commitment to become carbon neutral demonstrates one way the private sector can address risks posed by climate change.

A Cleveland School is the First to Receive Verizon 5G

By: Taiia Smart Young
Blog

Khalid Jennings’ eyes are hidden behind a VR headset as he grips and maneuvers controllers with both hands. He’s focused on correctly arranging planets in the solar system. Confident, Khalid circles the galaxy to “grab” Mars and place it between Earth and Jupiter.

Hands down, VR is his favorite activity in the 5G Innovation Learning Lab at Entrepreneurship Prep (Cliffs Campus). “VR is really cool because it’s like stepping into a n­­ew universe,” Khalid says, sticking his face into the virtual sun for fun. “It feels like technology on top of technology.”

Experts Are Curbing Pollution by Crunching Numbers

By: Rachelle Dragani
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Pollution can seem like an insurmountable problem. Impure particles and gasses seep into lungs, contributing to the onset of diseases and conditions such as lung cancer and strokes. As many as 3.8 million people die each year from indoor air pollution caused by burning unsafe fuels. Contaminated water sickens people around the globe.

One 2017 study estimates that air, water and earth contaminants cause around 9 million premature deaths each year, many of them in poor and underdeveloped areas of the world, making them deadlier than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

Sustainability: A Moral Case Is Now a Business Case

By: Jason Small
Blog

We're all watching

On the highest balcony at the UN General Assembly, 193 young people fill the space as they stand holding solar-powered lanterns to symbolize their hope. Each represents the youth of a different country. All are here to witness world leaders gather to address the future sustainability of the world.

They came to send a powerful message on the importance of this agenda to the future, as these world leaders set out to commit to the 17 different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Verizon Brings Digital Literacy and Job Readiness Program to Latino Communities

Latinos@Work: Verizon and UnidosUS bring digital literacy and job readiness program to Latino communities
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. /3BL Media/  – Verizon announced “Latinos @ Work,” its new partnership with UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, which will bring digital learning centers to underserved Latino communities in four major cities across the country. The $1 million grant includes the development of a digital literacy and job readiness toolkit that will be implemented in Chicago, New Orleans, Seattle and Lawrence MA.

Driving Diversity and Inclusion in Telecoms

By: Jo Perrin
Blog

At the recent ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) meeting in London, Verizon’s Eric Cevis called for the world’s wholesale carrier leaders to come together to solve one of the telecommunication industry’s most pressing issues – diversity and inclusion. Eric proposed that the GLF sets up a working committee to focus on improving diversity and inclusion across the board – just as it has previously done with topics such as Security and Fraud.

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report Reveals New Goal to Source Renewable Energy Equivalent to 50 Percent of Total Electricity Usage

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May 2, 2019 - Verizon’s 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report reveals an ambitious new goal to source renewable energy equivalent to 50 percent of its total electricity usage by 2025, a significant undertaking for a company of Verizon’s size. This is one of several goals Verizon has set to minimize its environmental footprint.  

Video | The Disability Collection: Zahra Chauhan

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People with disabilities make up about 20% of the population, but are featured in less than 2% of the images we see in the media. Let’s change that.

Verizon, Getty Images and the National Disability Leadership Alliance are creating The Disability Collection, a growing collection of stock images that break stereotypes and authentically portray people with disabilities in everyday life.

This is the story of  Zahra Chauhan, sister, filmmaker, and student. 

Learn more at www.thedisabilitycollection.com

Video | The Disability Collection: Ace Ratcliff

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People with disabilities make up about 20% of the population, but are featured in less than 2% of the images we see in the media. Let’s change that.

Verizon, Getty Images and the National Disability Leadership Alliance are creating The Disability Collection, a growing collection of stock images that break stereotypes and authentically portray people with disabilities in everyday life.

This is the story of Ace Ratcliff, artist, activist, and model. 

Learn more at www.thedisabilitycollection.com

Video | The Disability Collection: Munya Mahia

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People with disabilities make up about 20% of the population, but are featured in less than 2% of the images we see in the media. Let’s change that.

Verizon, Getty Images and the National Disability Leadership Alliance are creating The Disability Collection, a growing collection of stock images that break stereotypes and authentically portray people with disabilities in everyday life.

Here's the story of Munya Mahia, a political science major, basketball player, and UC Berkley graduate. 

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