posts tagged with NFWF

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...

Making Metros Greener

Every time I visit a U.S. city, I try to find a path, park or greenway so I can be in nature and see the city from a different angle. Without doubt, these parks and pathways are filled with local citizens enjoying these outdoor resources.

Viable parks, waterways and greenways make cities come alive. They are vital to not only the ecosystem, but the health of the city – attracting talent, creating fitness options, and offering outdoor learning labs for children and families. For FedEx, these spaces provide communities with safe places for children to play, reduce carbon and create communities that will prosper.

Gulf Turtle Rescue

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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.

Gulf Coast Turtle Rescue: Looking for Turtle Tracks

A team posted in the Gulf explains how they're able to track turtles all the way to their nests and then mark and protect the site prior to relocating the nests.