DENVER, CO — This week’s Democratic Party Convention promises to be the “greenest” political gathering in history. Verizon Wireless is doing its part to help the environment in Denver and nationwide, starting with phone recycling. According to the EPA, recycling 100 million cell phones would save enough energy to power nearly 200,000 U.S. households with electricity for a year.
“We’re not there yet, but the good news is more and more old cellphones are being recycled every year,” said Melanie Braidich, regional president for Verizon Wireless. “Since we launched our national cellphone recycling program in 2001, we have kept more than 200 tons of electronic waste out of landfills.”
Verizon Wireless is encouraging delegates and other visitors to Denver and everyone with a used wireless phone or accessory they’re no longer using to donate the equipment to its HopeLine® program. Wireless phones and equipment can be donated this week and year-round at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Denver. Donated phones, batteries and accessories will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way or refurbished for reuse, with proceeds and devices benefiting survivors of domestic violence.
Verizon Wireless offers more “green” tips for delegates and all wireless users:
Sign up for the Green Bill
Make a point today or after the convention to sign up for paperless billing. Verizon Wireless’ Green Bill gives customers a useful way to access, organize and analyze their account information, while at the same time saving paper by eliminating the monthly bill in your mailbox. To sign up, visit www.verizonwireless.com/myaccount.
Unplug your charger when it’s not in use
In your hotel room, office or right at home, use a power strip for your device charger, and then switch it off when everything has been charged so you don’t use “phantom” energy.
Download or preload directions in VZ Navigator(SM) to save fuel when traveling
Not sure how to get to where you’re going in Denver? Using VZ Navigator to find the most direct route could help you save time and fuel. If you do need to fill up, use Gas Finder (on VZ Navigator) or FuelFinder (on Mobile Web) to find the least expensive gas (charges apply).
Work from home – or elsewhere – with 3G wireless
Use Verizon Wireless’ high-speed 3G wireless service to create a mobile office anywhere within the BroadbandAccess coverage area and save on gas, time and other commuting costs (BroadbandAccess charges apply). The Verizon Wireless 3G network, the nation’s largest, now covers more than 85 percent of the U.S. population and more than 258 major metropolitan areas.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, customers can visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.