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September 30, 2013

A Pilot Kit for the 21st Century

For years, pilots have been carrying around their pilot kit.What is in a pilot kit? Well, during the first day of ground school as a pilot, you are handed a stack of books.  One book to describe how to fly the airplane, another book to describe the systems on the airplane, another book of company procedures, regulations and rules to follow…you get the idea.  Oh wait…then there are all of the navigation charts that have all of the procedures and instructions on how to fly in and out of each individual airport.

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. 

June 19, 2013

Remote reps moving towards the ‘Paperless Office’

When we think about sustainability and our customer service remote rep program, the first thing that comes to mind is how we have reduced carbon emissions by elimination the daily commute. We have another way in which our program is EarthSmart (solutions for a more sustainable world), and that is the reduction of our use of paper and striving toward becoming a ‘paperless office.’ 

November 6, 2012

Biomimicry, Nature’s Innovator

One of the many reasons I am proud to be on the FedEx team is our outstanding leadership. Our founder and CEO, Frederick W. Smith states, “At FedEx, we recognize that our impact is greater than the services we provide. We are committed to being a great place to work, a thoughtful steward of the environment and a caring citizen in the communities where we live and work. We are passionate about sustainably connecting people and places and improving the quality of life around the world.” Mr.

May 18, 2012

EarthSmart Innovations

Innovation is applied inspiration At FedEx, our focus is simple when it comes to sustainability: to connect the world in responsible and resourceful ways. Execution is always a bit trickier. That’s why we have the three pillars of our EarthSmart program that focus upon our services and assets, our team members and the workplace, and the community:

August 30, 2011

Environmental Intelligence Outsmarts Traditional Obstacles

How can we recycle paper at all North American FedEx Office locations?

March 23, 2010

Greening the Game of Tennis

A few months ago, through a series of forwarded emails, I received a request for in kind shipping for a small, but growing FedEx customer, reBounces. They were looking for assistance with their tennis ball recycling campaign at an upcoming tennis tournament. Always eager to work on sustainability projects, I immediately was intrigued.

August 28, 2009

The School Year is Just Starting but the Grades Are Already Coming In

Schools around the country are getting ready to open their doors for the fall term, but FedEx Office has already gotten its first report card of the year. Today ForestEthics and the Dogwood Alliance, nonprofits committed to responsible forestry, issued their third annual “Green Grades” office supply report card.  I’m proud to say FedEx Office got an A-, the best grade in the business.According to the report: