What If Or What For?

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Curiosity is not enough. Sometimes, you have to ask the right question. The recent kerfuffle concerning the use of electric vehicles for long-range transportation between an EV manufacturer and a major newspaper has me thinking again about an issue we faced when my family and I were deciding whether or not to purchase an electric vehicle.

Revising Another FedEx Sustainability Goal

electric_vehicle_blog.jpg It's been two years since I wrote the post, Keep On Truckin'. Given where we've come with our vehicle strategy's execution, we wanted to give a travel update: So, what about that revised FedEx sustainability goal in the blog post title? Raise it, lower it, or extend the time? First, it's good to look back since we have had a few gratifying moments along our journey:

Knowing Our History

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When I was in college and working on my undergraduate degree, I majored in engineering. I and my fellow students learned a great deal in those few years - we learned about stresses, like those in engineering: static and dynamic...as well as those resulting from the curriculum itself. We learned about Laplace transforms - look it up on Wikipedia for an interesting (or not) read. We learned about engineering economics - and, no, that is not an oxymoron!

A Sustaining Tale

blocks.jpg Performance, Leadership, Innovation and Transparency are the building blocks of Practical Environmentalism, which I define as strategic and transformational environmental stewardship that adds tangible value in the effort to be more responsible. I have written about this concept quite a bit in the past since it is the fundamental foundation that we employ in focusing upon our sustainability program.

Sustainability LIVE!

mitch_jackson_broadcast_crop_med.jpg I had the pleasure to participate in the Mike And Rob LIVE FedEx webcast for FedEx Services recently. They were kind enough to have me on to talk about our sustainability efforts within FedEx. Equally gratifying was the fact that we did the live webcast from the FedEx Enterprise Data Center-West (EDC-W) facility. This is a LEED Gold-certified facility. LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council’s certification of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.