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/

Get Ready For Earth Day in the Garden with these Apps

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How will you celebrate Earth Day this year? A great way to commemorate Earth Day at home is to start a garden. You can use your smartphone with an app or two to help you have a successful gardening adventure.

To help you figure out what you want to plant in your garden and the optimum planting times for your area, check out the Garden Time Planner from Burpee. This app tells you when to sow seeds or transplant and has a large database of plants, where you can learn about their requirements, watch how-to videos and more!

Once you have purchased your tomatoes or petunias, download Landscape & Garden Calculators. This handy garden app tells you how far apart to plant what you’ve purchased, how much fertilizer to use, how much mulch you need, etc.

You want to be sure to stay on top of the watering regimen for a bountiful garden. The Garden Manager Plant Alarm lets you set alarms that remind you to weed, water and care for your garden.

For more suggestions from Verizon, click here.

Top 10 Smartphone Apps to Help You Be Green  
As Earth Day quickly approaches, everyone is looking for tips on how they can be a little greener for the environment while leaving more green in their wallet.

Luckily, a plethora of tips on how to stay green, save gas and conserve energy are only a click away on your smartphone or tablet. Here’s a sample of some great apps available to help you be green this Earth Day:

Carbon 3R-Sustainable Lifestyle: Provides information on simple practices and principles to raise sustainability awareness. Also includes a green news feed.

Environmental Educator: Offers a new environmental topic each week and short videos daily.
Click through to view all 10 apps.

Top 10 Smartphone Apps to Help You Be Green

As Earth Day quickly approaches, everyone is looking for tips on how they can be a little greener for the environment while leaving more green in their wallet.

Luckily, a plethora of tips on how to stay green, save gas and conserve energy are only a click away on your smartphone or tablet. Here’s a sample of some great apps available to help you be green this Earth Day:

Carbon 3R-Sustainable Lifestyle: Provides information on simple practices and principles to raise sustainability awareness. Also includes a green news feed.

Environmental Educator: Offers a new environmental topic each week and short videos daily.

Click through to view all 10 apps.

Join Verizon in Celebrating Earth Hour This Weekend

This week, Verizon continues its mission to stay environmentally friendly by taking the pledge to participate in Earth Hour. During this celebrated hour, we will darken hundreds of buildings over millions of square feet for one hour, saving thousands of kilowatt-hours of energy.

Interested in showing your commitment to change? Make a difference by visiting www.earthhour.org to join the Earth Hour community. To find out more about Verizon’s commitment to save the planet, visit the Verizon Responsibility blog.

Looking for a way to give back to the planet and celebrate National Cell Phone Recycling Week?

With drop boxes in stores throughout the United States, a free printablemailing label, and an eco-friendly trade-in program, Verizon Wireless makes it easy for customers to recycle old cellphones, as well as batteries, accessories, and tablet devices, during National Cell Phone Recycling Week and year-round. 

Verizon Wireless offers its customers several options for recycling their old devices.  HopeLine®from Verizon collects devices and accessories at the company’s 2,000 Communications Stores nationwide or by mail to help victims of domestic violence.

To learn how to donate phones, accessories or batteries to HopeLine, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline or go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnkDUsmkQlk to learn more about HopeLine’s recycling efforts.