posts tagged with San Francisco

FedEx Trade Networks Forwards Iconic Blackpool Boat Tram #233 to its New Home in San Francisco

058.JPG I recently had the honor of addressing a gathering in San Francisco to discuss our role in a special shipment. When the non-profit organization Market Street Railway needed to move a historic boat tram (or trolley car as we refer to it in the U.S.) from the United Kingdom to the Bay Area, they came to FedEx Trade Networks for a solution.

Cycling California for a Cause

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Our FedEx team just finished a 545-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This is my sixth year of riding, and the fabulous views of the California coast and valleys seem fresh and new every year. Most important, we do it for a good cause – raising funds to combat HIV/AIDS.

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...

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.

Renewing the American Green

Green space matters. From rooftops to riverside parks, cities around the U.S. are renewing urban centers and engaging their people in their community "backyard." As a former resident of New York City and a new resident to Raleigh, parks are what make these places feel like home, providing opportunities for recreation, meditation and learning.