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Providing Perpetual Power in the Paradise of the Pacific

Verizon’s Gridwide IoT Solution is helping Hawaii create a more sustainable future
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By Chris Lloyd, director of corporate responsibility strategy, Verizon

At Verizon, we don’t wait for the future. We build it. In Hawaii, we’re helping build a future in which all the electricity comes from renewable sources, enabling the environment, society and the economy to thrive.

How to Train Today’s Students to Be Tomorrow’s Tech Workforce

by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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At the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, people had no idea how machines would change their lives.  Today, as we’re poised at the precipice of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we can relate. The next generation of wireless technology, 5G — with the ability to transmit data at speeds 50 times faster than today — promises to bring seismic change. This technology will enable advances in virtual and augmented reality, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics and more, creating a future world as astounding to us as our present world would be to someone born 250 years ago.

How Communications Technology Is Supporting Human Rights: A Q&A With Verizon CSR Director Chris Lloyd

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As host of the 20th General Assembly of The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) held last week in New York, Verizon led a discussion focused on the results of GeSI’s new report on the enabling potential for ICT (Information Communications Technology) to support human rights.

Building a World-Class Middle-School Innovation Lab

by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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As you walk the linoleum tiled hallway of FDR Middle School, a 1950s-era middle school in a once thriving manufacturing town northeast of Philadelphia, passing the rows of lockers set into green cinder block walls, a sign marked Wood Shop comes into view. If you attended junior high school any time before the ‘90s, you have an expectation of what you’ll see when you enter the room: a table saw, jig saw, miter saw, maybe a lathe or two. Except for the lingering scent of sawdust, this is far from the wood shop you remember.

Verizon Innovative Learning Has Helped More Than a Million Kids Like Nakia

We don't wait for the future. We build it.
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Verizon Innovative Learning has committed more than $400 million to provide free tech, access and innovative learning programs that transform schools and children's lives. This is Nakia's story.

 

Verizon Innovative Learning Is Helping Teachers Like Dawn Give Kids a Better Education

We don't wait for the future. We build it.
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Millions of American students lack the access to technology and the skills they need to succeed in the digital world.  Since 2012, Verizon has been working to help solve this problem holistically through a transformative program called Verizon Innovative Learning.

Can Creativity Be Taught?

By Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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According to the Future of Jobs Report by the World Economic Forum, creativity is one of the top three most important skills for future workers, along with complex problem solving and critical thinking.   The report notes that by 2020 rapid technological change will make more than a third of the skills considered important in today’s workforce obsolete.

Teachers on the New Frontier

by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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For many middle school teachers, taking part in a one-to-one initiative, where every student has a digital device for learning, has led to an existential search. In a technology-driven, student-centered learning environment, what does it mean to be a teacher? Back when many teachers were in training, the role of the teacher was clear: to impart facts to students. Teachers gave lectures at the front of the classroom, and wrote information on the board. And students copied that information down to commit it to memory.

Powering a Greener Future

A panel of experts met to discuss how next-generation networks can drive sustainability.
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What does mobile technology have to do with environmental sustainability? A lot, actually.

The connection between mobile networks and the environment is not immediately intuitive. When we think of 4G technology and the evolution to 5G, many of us think of how we’ll be able to download a movie in seconds rather than minutes, and how we’ll get speedier responses to our Internet searches. 

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