posts tagged with Miami

Reach Out and PLANT…Somebody’s TREE for EarthSmart

...Our conservation projects will include a half or full day of service for FedEx team members, working with each NFWF grantee and the local community. We will help plant trees and shrubbery in Pittsburgh, Miami, Memphis and Washington, D.C.; clear invasive plant species in Seattle and Chicago; restore trails in Colorado Springs; revitalize riverfronts and watersheds near Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Dallas, Newark and Boston; and transplant native plants to the Los Angeles area coastline and to San Francisco’s Presidio Bluffs.

Last year, FedEx team members helped plant 15,510 trees, which will be responsible for reducing 372,240 pounds of CO2 per year. In addition, we have helped restore 219 acres of habitat and reduce runoff water volume by 570,000 gallons per year. All of which translates to a fresher and more beautiful environment for us and the next generation to enjoy...

Pedaling Toward Hope

For the fourth year in a row, I put on my biking shoes and pedaled from Miami to Key West Florida. The beautiful weather and sandy beaches will not deter or distract me from reaching my goal.

SMART Ride 8, a FedEx sponsored event, is a two-day 165 mile South Florida bike ride that increases awareness, fights prejudice and improves education about HIV/AIDS. All pledges or 100 percent raised by participants support AIDS direct service organizations such as Broward House, Inc., Metropolitan Charities, Inc., Center for Positive Connections, AIDS Help, Miracle of Love and Comprehensive AIDS Program of Palm Beach County, Inc. The SMART Ride has raised more than three million U.S. dollars over eight years. This year, the SMART Ride rose over $675,724, representing a 40 percent increase over 2010.

Let Them Eat Cake!

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"These cakes are my babies, last night I dreamed that I decided to ride from Baltimore to Miami in the back of the FedEx truck just to watch over them." - Duff Goldman, Charm City Cakes ("Ace of Cakes")

OK, I must confess: I'm not a foodie. A glass of sweet tea and a burger usually suit me just fine. But in my life I've found that I'm pretty much constantly surrounded by foodies, so I've come to better understand them and the chefs that "support" them. The passion for creativity and pushing the limits of possibility is a common theme among the most successful chefs and bakers.