posts tagged with Outdoors

Atlanta FedEx Volunteers Help Create a Greener Future

10200930047151341.jpg To celebrate FedEx’s 40th Anniversary in Atlanta, FedEx volunteers joined Trees Atlanta to help with tree maintenance in Freedom Park near downtown Atlanta, which is one of the most heavily used green spaces in Atlanta due to the miles of biking and walking trails that weave throughout the park. Trees Atlanta plants thousands of trees each year and maintains them for a minimum of two years in order to give them a better chance to survive long term in the tough urban environment.

FedEx Cares in New Zealand

On the 17 September, a group from FedEx Auckland volunteered for FedEx Cares day. Some of the team members brought along their kids which really spiced up and lifted our spirit that day! We all caught the bus to Ark in the Park, Waitakere Ranges, West Auckland. We had to help cut down invasive ginger which is growing rapidly within the area. We wasted no time and got down and dirty! We forgot about staying clean.

[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.

Video: Golden Opportunity

...While we were working at Presidio Bluffs, hundreds of people walked and bicycled by us, most of them visitors headed for the Bridge. We heard thank-you’s for our efforts from people who had crossed oceans to see this world landmark. It made me proud to get that recognition, working for a global company that crosses oceans every day, but still cares about the sustainability of the local communities it serves.

Take a Walk!

logo-single-for-promotion.jpg Regardless of the season, I’ve always enjoyed running or walking through Shelby Farms Park in Memphis. On cold winter or sweltering summer days, I pretty much always had the park to myself, aside from a few other brave souls and the resident herd of buffalo. Now, with the groundbreaking of the Shelby Farms Greenline, a seven-mile trail that connects Midtown Memphis to Shelby Farms Park, the park has blossomed. Increasing concerns about the environment, safety, and healthier lifestyles has prompted many communities to look at how they can improve walkability for their residents. Memphis is making great strides, although even ardent supporters of the Greater Memphis Greenline project will agree that we’ve got a long way to go.

On April 26, 2011, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) at the University of North Carolina announced the inaugural Walk Friendly Communities...