Corporate giants: Stewards of the environment

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Verizon has partnered with New Jersey Audubon to make its corporate headquarters more environmentally friendly. The habitat restoration project covers 25 acres of the 175-acre Basking Ridge campus. Changes include the planting of 1,300 native trees and shrubs as well as a reintroduction of grasses and wildflowers. The project also focuses on improving buffer protection along more than a half mile of the Passaic River that provides drinking water for roughly 800,000 people in northern New Jersey. The building itself is also getting greener. Five fuel cells have been delivered and installed on the roof to provide 2 megawatts of energy and soon an array of solar panels producing 375 kilowatts of sun energy will be installed.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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