What’s Green About Super Bowl XLVIII (Aside from the NY Jets)?







  
 
 
The NFL has been committed to hosting Super Bowl events in an environmentally friendly fashion – and Super Bowl XLVIII will be no exception. The upcoming Super Bowl at near-by MetLife stadium in NJ is already a cause for celebration, but we will also see many green NFL initiatives to celebrate. For example, last month Verizon began planting trees with the NFL in New Jersey’s Weequahic Park in Newark, and New York’s Randall’s Island State Park. You can see footage from the event at the video below. The planting of trees is just part of the NFL Environmental Program, which is nearing its 20th anniversary. The program is dedicated to developing important projects that help address the overall climate change impact of Super Bowl events, as well as solid waste, food waste, material reuse, the needs for books and sports equipment for children in need. As part of the yearly tradition, the greening of each new Super Bowl begins with a ceremonial passing of the shovel. And this year, it is from New Orleans to the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee.

What’s Green About Super Bowl XLVIII (Aside from the NY Jets)?

The NFL has been committed to hosting Super Bowl events in an environmentally friendly fashion – and Super Bowl XLVIII will be no exception. The upcoming Super Bowl at near-by MetLife stadium in NJ is already a cause for celebration, but we will also see many green NFL initiatives to celebrate.

For example, last month Verizon began planting trees with the NFL in New Jersey’s Weequahic Park in Newark, and New York’s Randall’s Island State Park. You can see footage from the event at the video below.

The planting of trees is just part of the NFL Environmental Program, which is nearing its 20th anniversary. The program is dedicated to developing important projects that help address the overall climate change impact of Super Bowl events, as well as solid waste, food waste, material reuse, the needs for books and sports equipment for children in need. As part of the yearly tradition, the greening of each new Super Bowl begins with a ceremonial passing of the shovel. And this year, it is from New Orleans to the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee.

Video: Lending a Hand with Wireless Devices

 On April 25, Verizon Wireless made a significant donation of wireless devices and technology to The People’s Pantry, a food pantry and resource center in Toms River, NJ that has become a Hurricane Sandy resource center for community members looking for a helping hand. 

The ceremony was attended by nearly 60 community members, including Toms River Township Mayor, Thomas F. Kelaher, and volunteers from AmeriCorps and The Corporation for National and Community Service. See more at the video below

For information on the People’s Pantry or to donate, emaildonations@trschools.com

Earth Day With Verizon Wireless In Hoboken New Jersey

This year Verizon Wireless in the New York Metro region launched TAB, a consumer education program to encourage customers to Think Green, Act Green, And Be Green by going paperless with their billing, requesting e-receipts and recycling old cell phones through the Device Recycling Program or by donating old phones to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, which supports domestic violence survivors and their families.   

As part of the TAB community outreach program, Verizon Wireless is sponsoring a series of tree plantings throughout New York City and New Jersey. On April 22, Regional President Patrick Devlin and Hoboken Verizon Wireless Store employees joined local school children and representatives from the City of Hoboken for an Earth Day tree planting ceremony which was held in Church Square Park in Hoboken, New Jersey.  Verizon Wireless donated a cherry blossom tree to help green the park which had several trees destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.

Devlin also presented a $5,000 HopeLine grant to representatives from WomenRising. This non-profit organization has been in existence for 125 years and is empowering women and residents who are victims of domestic violence from Hoboken and throughout Hudson County. HopeLine collects no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories and turns them into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide. Through HopeLine, Verizon Wireless has donated hundreds of thousands of phones and awarded millions of dollars in cash grants to partner agencies. To learn more about HopeLine and how you can help click here: http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/commitment/community_programs/hopeline/

Educational Empowerment Program Kicks Off at McCaskey High School Campus in Lancaster, PA 
Verizon Wireless, in conjunction with Samsung, kicked off its educational empowerment program at the School District of Lancaster in Lancaster, Pa. The program focuses on mobile learning and informs a select group of 36 students how to leverage technology in and out of the classroom to assist in learning and preparing for entering higher education or the workforce.

Since the educational empowerment program was created by VZW in 2011, it has been implemented in 15 high schools in the northeastern United States. VZW selected J.P. McCaskey High School and McCaskey East High School in Lancaster to be the first high schools in Pennsylvania to execute the program, largely based on its progressive and diverse student body.

The program’s signature component is its student app competition, which will have 12 teams of three working to develop unique app concepts, and creating marketing plans and commercials around them, using new 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tablets. Throughout the project, which runs through April, students will attend bi-weekly workshops conducted by VZW team members covering topics such as resume writing, job interview skills, and social media fundamentals.

At the end of the project term, teams will present their app concepts and marketing plans. A panel of judges from VZW will select three finalists and a public online vote will determine first and second place winners. The members of the winning team will receive $2,000 scholarships, new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablets and VZW summer internships. Each member of the second place team will also receive a Samsung tablet. Winners will be named at the McCaskey High School Awards Program May 1.
The program fulfills Verizon’s goals of teaching students about technology, opens them to experiences they wouldn’t ordinarily have, and drives home the importance of continuing their education while fostering creativity and collaboration. In the upcoming weeks, the program will launch in schools in Syracuse, N.Y.; Havre de Grace, Md.; Newark, N.J.; Patterson, N.J.; and Boston.

Educational Empowerment Program Kicks Off at McCaskey High School Campus in Lancaster, PA 

Verizon Wireless, in conjunction with Samsung, kicked off its educational empowerment program at the School District of Lancaster in Lancaster, Pa. The program focuses on mobile learning and informs a select group of 36 students how to leverage technology in and out of the classroom to assist in learning and preparing for entering higher education or the workforce.

Since the educational empowerment program was created by VZW in 2011, it has been implemented in 15 high schools in the northeastern United States. VZW selected J.P. McCaskey High School and McCaskey East High School in Lancaster to be the first high schools in Pennsylvania to execute the program, largely based on its progressive and diverse student body.

The program’s signature component is its student app competition, which will have 12 teams of three working to develop unique app concepts, and creating marketing plans and commercials around them, using new 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tablets. Throughout the project, which runs through April, students will attend bi-weekly workshops conducted by VZW team members covering topics such as resume writing, job interview skills, and social media fundamentals.

At the end of the project term, teams will present their app concepts and marketing plans. A panel of judges from VZW will select three finalists and a public online vote will determine first and second place winners. The members of the winning team will receive $2,000 scholarships, new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablets and VZW summer internships. Each member of the second place team will also receive a Samsung tablet. Winners will be named at the McCaskey High School Awards Program May 1.

The program fulfills Verizon’s goals of teaching students about technology, opens them to experiences they wouldn’t ordinarily have, and drives home the importance of continuing their education while fostering creativity and collaboration. In the upcoming weeks, the program will launch in schools in Syracuse, N.Y.; Havre de Grace, Md.; Newark, N.J.; Patterson, N.J.; and Boston.

Keeping Residents of Hoboken, NJ And Staten Island, NY Powered & Connected

Hurricane Sandy left many residents of Staten Island, NY and Hoboken, NJ displaced and without electricity. Watch the Verizon team in action as they established a mobile command center to provide residents with connectivity and charging stations to communicate with loved ones.

Click through to lean how Verizon Wireless is helping other communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

NJ Department Of Children And Families Partners With Verizon’s Hopeline To Provide Wireless Phones To Victims Of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can happen to anyone, and providing support and services to the victims takes on many forms.The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) is partnering with HopeLine from Verizon, a national cell phone recycling and re-use program that turns no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence.

For more information on the Hopeline program please click through.

Verizon Expands 4G LTE Network In Northern NJ


Verizon Wireless has expanded its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to more customers in the Northern New Jersey area by turning on additional cell sites in Newark, Lodi, Jersey City, Hackensack, South Plainfield, Linden, and Florham Park.

“Now, even more residents and small businesses have access to the blazingly fast 4G LTE speeds and the brand new line of devices that make it easy to share music, photos and files on-the-go”said Pat Devlin, president of Verizon Wireless, New York Metro Region.

To find out where the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in Northern New Jersey please see NJ Today’s report: http://njtoday.net/2011/11/03/verizon-expands-4g-lte-network-in-northern-nj/

Verizon Wireless Has Expanded The 4G LTE Network In The Northern New Jersey Area

Verizon Wireless has expanded its network coverage in the Northern New Jersey area by activating a cluster of 4G LTE cell sites across Essex, Morris and Somerville Counties. The network launches today and will be available to customers in the following cities and towns:

  • Chatham, New Jersey
  • East Hanover, New Jersey
  • Hanover, New Jersey
  • Madison, New Jersey
  • Morristown, New Jersey
  • Troy Hills, New Jersey

"The majority of our customers in the Northern New Jersey area now have access to the nation’s most advanced 4G LTE network and we’re excited to offer those faster speeds and the brand new line of devices to our customers in Essex, Morris and Somerville Counties. The new cell towers are placed in a key area where local businesses and consumers alike will benefit the most from our wireless services."