Monday, 23 April 2012

FedEx and NFWF donate grants to support environmental sustainability

Once again the FedEx Corp. has supported environmental projects. Together with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), FedEx is going to give grants worth $400,000 in total to local non-profit organisations across 14 major U.S. cities.

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The world’s largest express courier service operator has agreed to hand out grants worth $12,000 to $40,000 for each of the 15 chosen projects in order to maximise its philanthropic volunteer resources.

Mitch Jackson, FedEx vice president, environmental affairs and sustainability, said that
“working alongside NFWF in the vital task of urban ecological preservation and restoration provides a unique opportunity  for FedEx team members to play an active role in addressing these challenges and improving the communities where they live and work.”

Not only will the express courier offer its financial support to these thriving, eco-conscious organisation but its own team members will be working actively alongside NFWF grant recipients. Together they will plant trees, clear invasive plants and restore waterfronts.

You can find a detailed description of three of the 15 awarded environmental projects attached below.

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1) Philadelphia

The Partnership for Delaware Estuary Inc. has been awarded a $26,173 grant by the NFWF and FedEx Corp. Volunteers and students will plant treed in an on-campus rain garden at a public school. This will help with the improvement of outdoor activities as well as better the health of local rivers such as the Wissahickon Creek, Delaware and Schuylkill River.


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2) Pittsburgh

The South Side Trail is a very popular walking, jogging and cycling path. With the help of FedEx Corp. and NFWF the Tree Pittsburgh initiative has been granted $12,610 to plant 400 trees along this beautiful path to make it even more enjoyable and environmentally sustainable. 


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3) Washington, D.C.

In order to protect the native Anacostia River, volunteers and students will clean the water and recover shores by clearing the site from rubbish and transplanting the aquatic plant, Nuphar. To finance the Anacostia Watershed project, FedEx has donated $25,000.

For more information please visit news.van.fedex.com.

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