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Champion of DOT: How Fighting Distracted Driving Helped Me Move from Tragedy to Triumph

By: Regina Ennis, Director of Technical Project Management and Wireline Regional Infrastructure Deployment, AT&T

We kicked off the It Can Wait 16 in ‘16 Pledge Contest in October, asking AT&T employees to create a team, then generate as many pledges as possible for that team, via text. Regina Ennis, an AT&T employee in White Plains, New York was awarded the Champion of DOT (Do One Thing) for capturing the most pledges for her team, team CARE. Regina shares what winning the 16 in 16 contest and being a Champion of DOT means to her. 

Notre Dame Welcomes AT&T for MBA Challenge Aimed at Engaging Millennial Employees

By: Bill Soards, President of AT&T Indiana

What, exactly, do millennials want out of a future employer? Which social issues mean the most to them? And how do they want to spend their volunteer time?

AT&T recently wrapped up a first-of-its-kind Masters of Business Administration (MBA) challenge with the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business that tackled these kinds of questions – and then some.  

Doing One Thing to Improve our Community in Bengaluru

By Bharathi Athinarayanan, Principal Member of Technical Staff for AT&T in Bengaluru, India.

How do you save more than 3,800 gallons of water and 40 pounds of trash in Bengaluru, India? You get together a bunch of dedicated colleagues who are passionate about making their world a better place. By working together over a year, my 75 colleagues and I demonstrate that small actions for good can add up to a big, positive impact. It all started with doing one thing – really.

How 15 Minutes Can Change a Life

By Bob Cowgill

As someone who has been donating blood since 1976, I’m always excited to celebrate National Heart Month in February. It’s important to remember how we can do our part to help keep hearts beating around the world. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. will need blood. And, one pint of blood donated can save up to three lives.

2015 Ends on a High Note: Meet the Final 2015 Champions of DOT

By Shirley Sanz

As we spring into the new year, we honor our final two 2015 Champions of DOT – Kelly Chrietzberg and Mohammed Farshori – who helped end 2015 on a high note with their selfless acts to better their communities.

Sometimes, Just Doing One Thing can Make a Difference


When you make that decision to put your can in the recycling bin, use a recyclable container for your lunch, or pick up a few pieces of trash in your local park – do you wonder whether your efforts to improve the world actually make a difference?

Earth Day – The Love/Hate Relationship


By John Schulz, AVP of Sustainability Operations at AT&T

I know that some people don’t like Earth Day. Not because they hate the earth — the exact opposite, actually. They love the earth so much that they feel that a single day means we don’t need to think about it the other 364 (and sometimes 365) days of the year.

I get it. This isn’t a once-in-a-while deal. Making decisions that include an assessment of environmental impacts needs to be a constant, not an annual celebration.

AT&T Energy Director to Expand Focus to Include Smarter Buildings


John Schinter, who was hired as AT&T’s first Director of Energy in 2009, was recently appointed Assistant Vice President of Energy and Smart Buildings. 

While continuing with his current role to oversee company-wide energy management efforts, Schinter’s focus will expand to include the deployment of new M2M and big data solutions to optimize facility equipment operational performance and reliability. 

Happy National Walk to Work Day!


By: Kathryn Nisbet, Senior Program Manager, Sustainability Activation at AT&T

It’s official: spring has arrived. We can officially say goodbye to winter and hello to warmer temperatures, which means more time outside – and more time to exercise.  These warmer temperatures make it perfect timing for today’s eighth annual National Walk to Work Day!

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