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May 4, 2012

EarthSmart Outreach

 Giving is not really about what one gives. It is about what others receive EarthSmart Outreach is our volunteer and philanthropic efforts with regard to the company’s focus on environmental sustainability. We focus it in three key areas:(1) Sustainable Transportation

April 23, 2012

FedEx Volunteers Help Beautify Shelby Farms Park in Memphis

By Rachel Kesselman (EarthSmart Memphis Outreach Co-Chair 2012) & Chris Williams (EarthSmart Participant 2012)After dodging a date with a bulldozer, several sweet magnolia trees have a home at Memphis’ Shelby Farms Park with the help of FedEx team members.

April 17, 2012

EarthSmart @ Work

 The overriding goal of effort should be to achieve effect; else why undertake it? 

January 26, 2012

Sustainability: No Pain, No Gain…No Thanks

“Pain is never permanent” - Saint Teresa of Avila

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.  

October 27, 2011

Net Impact 2011: What We’re Thinking About

The 2011 Net Impact Conference starts this week. A great many young professionals and students will convene to hear about and discuss sustainability. If you think about it, these are the individuals that will set the course for our society in the coming decades. So, what perspectives do I hope they take away from the conference? Several things really:

October 26, 2011

Flying Higher While Going Lower

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine

October 3, 2011

Net Impact Q&A with Mitch Jackson on FedEx: Starting the Shift to Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” - Henry David Thoreau I have the privilege of speaking again at this year’s upcoming 2011 Net Impact Conference. In preparation for this, Net Impact, an international nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire and educate in creating a more sustainable world, interviewed me on some of the actions that FedEx is taking, why we’re doing so, and what the attendees should take away from it. The piece follows here: