posts tagged with EarthSmart Outreach

Schoolyard Solutions for a More Sustainable World

girls_jumping.jpg These young students are part of a generation that spends on average more than seven hours a day looking at screens, yet these girls have a strong vision for how to transform their schoolyard into a vibrant learning garden teeming with wildlife.

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.

Deep in the Heart of Texas

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Texans are known for being fiercely independent. That sort of self-sufficiency comes naturally for a state as large as all of New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois combined. But with all bragging aside, we Texans know a thing or two about self-reliance, especially when it comes to our land.

EarthSmart Innovations

At FedEx, our focus is simple when it comes to sustainability: to connect the world in responsible and resourceful ways. Execution is always a bit trickier. That’s why we have the three pillars of our EarthSmart program that focus upon our services and assets, our team members and the workplace, and the community: EarthSmart Innovations EarthSmart @ Work EarthSmart Outreach I have written about both EarthSmart @ Work and EarthSmart Outreach in recent posts. Now, it’s time to spend a little time on the third.

FedEx Volunteers Help Beautify Shelby Farms Park in Memphis

IMG_1590b2.jpg After dodging a date with a bulldozer, several sweet magnolia trees have a home at Memphis’ Shelby Farms Park with the help of FedEx team members.

Planting the trees – plucked from an abandoned Mississippi nursery before its scheduled demolition – was just one of the ways Memphis-area FedEx team members helped beautify Shelby Farms Park during an April 16 FedEx EarthSmart Outreach event.