Planting the Seeds of Sustainable Recovery

waldo-7082.jpg.jpeg If there could be a best supporting actor award in the story of my life, trees would have snagged a few of those awards.

As a competitive runner until my early thirties, my favorite runs usually involved nature, parks, and tree-lined streets. I found peace in my solitary runs under the tree canopy of the Wissahickon Park in Philadelphia, PA. I gloried in my own private viewing of the exquisite cherry blossoms of the Tidal Basin on early morning jaunts in Washington, D.C. On the morning of my own wedding, I laced up my running shoes and headed to Valley Forge National Park with my matron of honor and my brother...

Caring for the Common Good: FedEx Cares Week

_P3A4167-sq.jpg I must admit: Before 2005, I was not a United Way donor.

I didn’t understand why I should if I already gave to local agencies in my community. But that year, I participated in the United Way “Loaned Executive” program, a FedEx effort that provides professional talent and leadership to help the United Way’s annual fundraising campaign. During orientation week, I visited more than a dozen nonprofits in the Mid-South that receive support from United Way.

Certainly I was aware of larger organizations with local affiliates, such as American Red Cross, but I didn’t know organizations such as...

How to Grow a Greener School!

ESO_Contest_Newsroom Photo.jpg.jpeg Do you know a school that makes the eco-friendly honor roll? FedEx is launching the Grow a Greener School Contest to help give teachers, students and parents the resources to create hands-on sustainability projects at their school.

Inspired by the FedEx EarthSmart Outreach urban conservation projects led by FedEx volunteers and supported by National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, FedEx is offering all U.S. schools the opportunity to enter for a chance to win one of three grants (valued at $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000) to help complete their school’s green initiatives.

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What Bob the Builder® Can Teach Us About Helping the Environment

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If you have children, or know someone who does, you’ve probably watched children’s shows that have left an indelible mark—most notably a certain purple dinosaur with an unforgettable theme song. So, a few months ago when my almost 3 year old donned a bright yellow construction hat and requested to watch Bob the Builder®, I thought I was in for another children’s show I would tolerate for his sake. However, I soon realized Bob and his friends can actually teach our children valuable lifelong lessons.

Frightening Facts Revealed in Halloween Safety Study

...We learned that an overwhelming majority of children (89%) participate in Halloween activities, and three quarters (73%) go trick-or-treating door-to-door.

One in three parents (31%) are afraid of a pedestrian injury involving their children on Halloween night. Parents appear to be getting the message that children are in excess danger of pedestrian injuries on Halloween. However, the responses of some parents to Halloween safety concerns may surprise you...