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June 29, 2016

Citizen Scientists Use Apps for a Cleaner Earth

See. Snap. Click. That’s the basis behind a revolutionary new concept that is helping scientists all over the world with their research. Often the most time consuming and expensive part of a scientific study is the day-to-day collection of data. Observations on a massive scale are critical to understanding ecosystem and climate patterns, but collecting

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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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March 26, 2015

2014 FedEx Global Citizenship Report – Moving Possibilities

FedEx Global Citizenship is about connecting the world responsibly and resourcefully. Our seventh-annual Global Citizenship Report will be released on April 2nd. It’s titled Moving Possibilities because it focuses upon our efforts to align business goals with citizenship objectives. At the most basic level, we serve our customers by providing high-value- added logistics, transportation and

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March 2, 2015

Fuel Sustainability: When Does it Make Sense to go Extra Thick?

In Air Operations Strategic Projects, we are constantly looking at new technology that will impact the air operation in the next five to ten years. Sometimes, exploring one technology will lead you down a completely different path, make you challenge conventional wisdom and save some fuel. A few years back, we were exploring ideas for

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February 25, 2015

Two Misunderstood Words: Economical and Responsible

In today’s economy, attention to the cost of fuel and how much to purchase is a concern to just about everyone. Deciding which gas station has the best price or deciding how much to purchase is a struggle. This struggle flows over into my job as well; I am an Aircraft Dispatcher. My job is

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February 18, 2015

Fuel Sense: It Only Works When We Work Together

While I’ve seen the effects of Fuel Sense first hand it has taken some time to grasp the power of this project. I understand what aircraft maintenance provides for Fuel Sense, however, it wasn’t until the actual numbers were posted that I stood back and realized the monumental impact this program has had. Since 2007

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September 24, 2014

FedEx Trade Networks Celebrates Riverview Solar Technology Park Opening

Yesterday was an extraordinary day in Tonawanda, N.Y., as we officially celebrated the grand opening of the FedEx Trade Networks facility at Riverview Solar Technology Park. It was amazingly gratifying to see all of the officials, developers and customers on hand and inspiring to see all of the team members, who played such an integral role in seeing this important initiative through.

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September 3, 2014

FedEx EarthSmart Joins Forces with Rocky Mountain Field Institute

 For two weeks in June 2013, the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history inhabited the Black Forest. The fire was fully contained after the loss of 486 homes, 2 lives and thousands of acres of land. FedEx employees owned six of those homes that were lost and many children of FedEx employees attended Pine Creek High School, which was the most affected school by the fire.

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