FedEx and Greennovate Foundation Aim to Raise Environmental Awareness in Guangzhou
GUANGZHOU, 17 November 2009 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, has teamed up with Greennovate Foundation to bring the environmental awareness program, GECKO (Greennovate Environmental Challenge for Kids Outreach) to Guangzhou youth. The GECKO team will train FedEx volunteers on environmental fundamentals and presentations skills so that they can go to schools in and around Guangzhou in order to raise environmental consciousness among students, and move toward a greener Guangzhou for the Asian Games.
“FedEx is committed to protecting and respecting the environment,” said Eddy Chan, senior vice president, FedEx China. “Through GECKO, we are building a dedicated team of FedEx volunteers who are passionate about the environment and about sharing their knowledge in the community where they live and work. Both our employees and the students will gain valuable knowledge about how they can make a positive difference in the world in which they live.”
The environmental train-the-trainer program, which launched on November 17, will take place over a three-month period. FedEx employee volunteers will take part in lectures, workshops and student outreach. Using a customized curriculum tailored by Greennovate Foundation for youth in Guangzhou, Greennovate Foundation and FedEx volunteers will address topics specific to the environmental concerns of the area. Greennovate Foundation and FedEx volunteers will hold Guangzhou’s first school activity on November 18.
“Our goal is to share practical ways individuals can make a difference in their communities,” said Mihela Hladin, director, Greennovate. “By training FedEx employees on environmental basics, we are able to reach more people. We provide creative hands on training to the volunteers so that they can reach out and share their knowledge with others.”
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is one of the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $34 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 275,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
About Greennovate Foundation
An arm of Greennovate, social enterprise, Greennovate Foundation is dedicated to providing free and innovative environmental programs inspiring students to become environmental ambassadors in their communities. A cornerstone program is the Greennovate Environmental Challenge for Kids Outreach (GECKO). More info available at www.greennovate.org