4,000 Seedlings, 4,000 Dreams for a Greener Future
Developed by FedEx Express (NYSE: FDX) and the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), the program aims not only to instill eco-friendly concepts in the minds of primary school students, but to drive them to take concrete action to protect the environment—such as getting their hands dirty and ‘greenifying’ their communities with seedlings of native Taiwanese plant species.
More than 4,000 students and teachers from four primary schools in
To translate theory into action, FedEx is also donating 4,000 native plant seedlings to the schools and helping students set up planting sites at each campus. The plants will then be maintained by the students and teachers throughout the school year.
According to the Jane Goodall Institute, native plants, which are accustomed to the geology, hydrology and weather of the local environment, minimize the need for fertilizers, irrigation and pesticides. The presence of native plants makes surrounding areas more inviting for indigenous insects and animals to live and propagate, which helps restore and maintain a healthy balance of biodiversity.
Lin Yan-Chiu, a 6th grader at Shin-Yi
“FedEx has long been committed to connecting the world while minimizing our impact on the environment, and we have been making significant progress towards this goal,” said Michael Chu, managing director, FedEx Express Taiwan. “The FedEx We Deliver Green! Classroom education program was developed with a vision to expand the impact of our sustainability efforts by engaging the local communities, especially the younger generation.”
“For years, the Jane Goodall Institute has been educating
“Corporate resources have been invaluable to local schools who are implementing environmental curriculum. We wish to thank FedEx and the Jane Goodall Institute for their efforts in educating our students about these important environmental concepts,” said Yang Xiu-Ling principal of Shin-Yi Elementary school of Taichung City. “I can see that the students are inspired to become more responsible community citizens as a result of the FedEx We Deliver Green! Classroom program.”
The FedEx We Deliver Green! Classroom program was launched in
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