AT&T and Verizon use enough electricity to power over 2 million homes a year. Most of this energy is generated by fossil fuels and contributes to climate change and its devastating effects.
Use your voice today to tell AT&T and Verizon to commit to 100% clean energy by 2025. Take a few seconds to send a strong message.
Join our day of action by telling Verizon and AT&T to commit to clean energy on social media.
In response to pressure from Green Americans like you, AT&T has recently committed to purchasing up to 30% of their energy from renewables. This is a step in the right direction, but we need AT&T to commit to 100% clean energy. Verizon, on the other hand, has not budged an inch and still only uses a mere 2% clean energy. We need to keep up the pressure!
Participate in our day of action and make it clear to the telecom industry that you expect a network powered by clean energy, not dirty fossil fuels. Find social media links here.
Who: Verizon and AT&T
When: July 9th, 2018
What: Urge the companies to use more clean energy by sharing Green America's campaign goal via social media and the phone.
Why: The Telecom industry uses enough energy each year to power all the households in New York City. This is a colossal amount of energy and most of it comes from fossil fuels that drive the climate crisis. AT&T and Verizon are the two largest telecoms and collectively use enough energy to power 2.6 million homes. AT&T has committed to purchasing 30% of its energy from renewables, which is a good start, but it is not enough. T-Mobile has already committed to purchasing 100% renewable energy. Verizon is the primary laggard of the group with only 2% clean energy.
Call 212-395-1000 and leave a message for the board of directors using the following script:
"Hello, My name is _______ and I'm a Verizon customer. I am very concerned about Verizon's contribution to climate change. I ask Verizon to commit to using 100% clean energy by 2025. T-Mobile has already committed to using 100% clean energy and AT&T recently committed to purchasing 30% of its energy from renewables. Verizon is lagging behind its peers and needs to stand up for the planet and commit to purchasing 100% of its energy from clean, renewable sources like wind and solar. Thank you and have a great day."
(If you are a Verizon customer with account login, you can also call their customer service number. You will need to have your account and login information handy for this option. To do this, call 800.922.0204 or dial *611 from your mobile phone.)
Call 210-821-4105, press 7 for Executive Offices, then 2 for a consumer complaint. You will be put on hold. Once an operator is available, you can use the following script:
"Hello, My name is _______ and I am a AT&T customer and I am very concerned about AT&T's contribution to climate change. I am very glad that AT&T has recently committed to purchasing 820 megawatts of wind energy, however, this does not go far enough. AT&T needs to make a commitment to purchasing 100% of its energy from clean, renewable sources like wind and solar by 2025 to curb its climate impacts. Thank you and have a great day."