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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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June 26, 2013

A Sampling of the FedEx Global Citizenship Report

We recently published our fifth annual FedEx Global Citizenship Report. If you have looked at it, you know that it is an information-packed report of FedEx actions relating to corporate social responsibility. If you haven't seen it, I encourage you to do so.

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June 10, 2013

INFOGRAPHIC: A Sustainable Future

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October 22, 2012

Energy Star

Do you remember the first office you ever worked in? Mine was a very old building in downtown Memphis. The fluorescent lights buzzed overhead, turning everyone a sickly green. When I plugged an electrical cord into the wall, I saw a spark occasionally. When it got stuffy in my office, I would brace myself and tug open the old wooden window, which would often stick. Boy, it was fun!

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September 20, 2012

Purposeful Living – At Work and At Home

Live with purpose and always strive to improve. That’s my motto. Fortunately, I work for a company where I get to live this out on a daily basis.

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November 15, 2011

FedEx Shares Sustainability Efforts with MBA Students at Net Impact

“How is FedEx a sustainability company?!?” puzzled one MBA student. The question surprised me a bit since I work here and regularly receive our sustainability updates.  

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September 9, 2011

Smile on George’s face…priceless: a sustainable approach to long term disaster recovery

As we pull up in front of the lot in late August – construction still in progress – the smile on George’s face is priceless. He bounds out of the car, camera in hand, and starts snapping away, taking photos of a new home being built in the Broadmoor neighborhood in New Orleans (see photo).  

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January 18, 2011

The Earth Needs a Purple People Leader

When I was asked to put a requirement in our FedEx Express building specifications for our newly built facilities to obtain LEED® Certification, I didn’t think I heard correctly.  Surely we just want to specify that our buildings might go for LEED, not that we really intend to certify all our future projects, right?  Wrong!  Yes, we wanted to save energy, help the environment, and create better places for our customers and employees, but we also wanted to be sure that FedEx was doing it the right way.

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