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December 4, 2015

Biofuels Take Flight with FedEx [Infographic]

FedEx planes to deliver packages using fuel made from forest waste (click the Infographic below for a high-resolution jpg, or click here to download the Infographic as a pdf file) Starting in 2017, the FedEx Oakland hub will mix up our first supply of alternative jet fuel. Half Jet A/half biofuel, the first six million

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November 16, 2015

Sustaining a Wildlife Refuge by Connecting to the Community

On a bright, crisp, fall day the light goes on in a first time visitor’s mind: “Oh! So…for birds, this place is like the rest areas that we have on the freeway? I get it now. They must have places like this along their way or they’ll run out of energy.” A ranger responds, “And

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May 20, 2014

Helping to Restore Subtropical Forests in South Florida

The following is a guest blog from Fernando Bretos, Curator of Ecology and Field Conservation at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of ScienceWith its warm sunshine, cool ocean breezes and tropical setting, South Florida is truly  paradise, bringing thousands of new tourists and residents here every year. But that beauty has a cost, as encroaching development over the years has threatened our verdant ecosystem.

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May 8, 2014

2013 Global Citizenship Report – Global Connections

FedEx is built on the belief that local economic growth requires connectivity with the rest of the world, and we accept that it is our role and responsibility to do this sustainably.

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April 24, 2014

Planting the Seeds of Sustainable Recovery

If there could be a best supporting actor award in the story of my life, trees would have snagged a few of those awards.

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February 18, 2014

Q&A With Mitch Jackson, FedEx Expert on Sustainability

As part an ongoing series exploring the links between connectivity and innovation, our FedEx Access team spoke with Mitch Jackson, vice president of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability for FedEx. Jackson spearheaded the implementation of FedEx hybrid-electric vehicles, among the first in the commercial marketplace.[Read the full interview on the Access site]

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October 22, 2013

Change a light bulb. Make a difference.

I recently sat down with Don Colvin, U.S. VP of facilities at FedEx Express, to hear what it takes to sustainably manage 52 million square feet of space. Q.             The Solar Energy Industries Association just announced their top 25 corporate solar users and FedEx is on the list again.  Can you tell me how solar fits into your overall sustainability strategy?  

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July 12, 2013

How Coast Pet Distributors got creative to reduce costs and carbon

Learn more about how small business owner, Hayden Epstein and Warehouse Operations Manager, Jared Williams use recycling to make the return trip worth it.Coast Pet Distributors is a small, family business that specializes in providing the highest quality pet foods and products to retailers in seven states. 

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