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Purple Goes Green Coast To Coast

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...I expected to learn that the environmental needs and attitudes were vastly different for these two opposite corners of the country. However, I found that both areas actually have quite similar environmental needs…improve air and water quality, monitor local waste disposal, clean up polluted properties and promote recycling. I also found that the FedEx volunteers in both locations were quick to roll up their sleeves and get to work. This was not a surprise to me though. I’ve yet to encounter a group of FedEx team members that fail to rise to the challenge of pitching in when there is a good cause and work to be done...

I’m off to see the wizard

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It was my first trip to Brazil, a nation made famous by the Christ in Rio, Copacabana Beach, and the Amazon River basin. However, as FedEx has begun to support mass-transit solutions through EMBARQ, an emerald city from Brazil began to emerge: Curitiba (pronounced Cure-ee-chee-ba), listed as one of the greenest cities in the world. This city of 1.7 million residents was mentioned as the city where bus-rapid transit and transit-oriented development took hold. It was time to head to Oz.

After completing the Junior Achievement Company of the Year Competition in Rio, I hopped on a two-hour flight to Curitiba. Upon arrival into this magical city, I went to find a taxi into the main city. ...