Earth Day – The Love/Hate Relationship
The values that triggered the idea for Earth Day are alive and kicking at AT&T. But these values aren’t limited to one day or one business unit or a few people – they are an important part of our business and our community involvement.
Just last week, we announced that John Schinter, who was hired as AT&T’s first Director of Energy in 2009, was appointed Assistant Vice President of Energy and Smart Buildings. Under John’s leadership, AT&T implemented over 14,300 energy efficiency projects, producing annualized savings of over $151 million from 2010-2012.
Our employees are also personally involved in saving energy through our employee engagement initiative called Do One Thing (DOT). Through DOT, employees across the country make positive changes in their lives that add up to a big impact. In fact, through DOTs chosen by AT&T employees — including initiatives like shutting off lights and computers when they’re not needed and charging devices responsibly — we have saved the same amount of energy as taking 807 cars off of the road for one year.