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April 28, 2014

FedEx Delivers for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

The following is a guest post from David Forsell, President of Keep Indianapolis BeautifulFedEx team members are working with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to plant 65 trees along the Fall Creek Greenway Trail, in Indianapolis. This annual FedEx planting completes the final piece of the Fall Creek waterway that has not yet been planted with KIB trees—an effort that KIB undertook beginning in 2006— to restore the Fall Creek waterway.

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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.’ 

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May 9, 2012

EarthSmart Growing Strong within Our Communities

After a month of EarthSmart Outreach events in 7 cities, I am pleased at how much progress that our FedEx team members have already made in sustaining our communities nationwide.  In Pittsburgh, Memphis and Indianapolis, we planted close to 800 trees, which will reduce an estimated 18,960 lbs of carbon dioxide per year.[1]

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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.

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June 23, 2011

[VIDEO] EarthSmart Outreach in Indianapolis

Over 50 FedEx team members joined Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to help restore and beautify the Pogue’s Run watershed on the Eastside of Indianapolis. As part of the corporation’s EarthSmart Outreach program, FedEx employees in twelve cities have teamed with local nonprofit agencies for a day of service addressing pressing urban environmental challenges.

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April 4, 2011

How to plant 1,000 trees in less than 90 minutes

For all of you who've never heard of Felix Finkbeiner – NOT MANY, I'M SURE – he's a young boy from Southern Germany who turned a 2007 homework assignment into a project to change the world. At the age of 9, Felix demanded: We “stop talking” and do something! Plant-for-the-Planet was born. The idea is simple: Children should plant one million trees in every country of the world to make it a better place.

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