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Making Metros Greener

April 21, 2011

Every time I visit a U.S. city, I try to find a path, park or greenway so I can be in nature and see the city from a different angle. Without doubt, these parks and pathways are filled with local citizens enjoying these outdoor resources.
 
Viable parks, waterways and greenways make cities come alive. They are vital to not only the ecosystem, but the health of the city – attracting talent, creating fitness options, and offering outdoor learning labs for children and families. For FedEx, these spaces provide communities with safe places for children to play, reduce carbon and create communities that will prosper.
 
That’s why we are once again investing in urban conservation projects, this year in twelve cities across the United States.  It’s our second year working with the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), delivering money and our team member’s “muscle” to improve the shared park and waterways.  Over the next two months, over 500 FedEx team members will volunteer in their communities, extending the FedEx commitment to sustainability to solving urban conservation challenges, including beach clean-ups, tree plantings, and the removal of invasive species. 
 
In the end, FedEx is helping make cities more sustainable. From our work with electrification to these urban conservation projects, we believe our investments will add value to our communities, its citizens and our team members who live and work there.

Leave us a comment below: what’s YOUR favorite community green space?

Here’s a list of where FedEx volunteers are making their metros more green in 2011:

City

Date

Organization

New York

4/19/2011

Rocking the Boat

Philadelphia

4/19/2011

Fairmount Park Conservancy

San Francisco

4/20/2011

Golden Gate National Park Conservancy

Boston

4/21/2011

Student Conservation Association
Summary and more photos

Indianapolis

5/09/2011

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
**External news story from The Indianapolis Star

Memphis

5/09/2011

Wolf River Conservancy

Pittsburgh

5/12/2011

Audubon Society of Western PA

Dallas

5/14/2011

Trinity River Commons

Los Angeles

5/20/2011

Bolsa Chica Conservancy
* Blog post

Chicago

6/11/2011

Alliance for the Great Lakes

Seattle

6/16/2011

MTS Greenway

Washington DC

6/20/2011

DC Green Works

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