TORONTO, June 15 /CNW/ - Federal Express Canada Ltd. ("FedEx Express
Canada"), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), today announced an exciting
program with Tree Canada to give back to schools and communities across the
FedEx Express Canada's work with Tree Canada will be focused primarily on
the Greening Canada's School Grounds program, which asks volunteers to replace
schoolyard asphalt with vegetation to enhance its play, educational,
ecological and aesthetic value.
"We at FedEx Express Canada are committed to minimizing our environmental
impact throughout our business and working with Tree Canada is an obvious step
towards a greener future," said Pina Starnino, vice president of operations
for FedEx Express Canada. "Our team is proud to be able to give back to the
communities where we live and work, and programs like Greening Canada's School
Grounds allow us to do just that, while providing a positive impact on the
environment, supplying cleaner air for the future, increasing wildlife habitat
and reducing the effects of global warming."
In the first year of the program, FedEx Express Canada employees will
help plant trees in 15 communities across Canada. Official celebrations will
commence at Ecole Renaissance in Burlington, Ontario today and will continue
across the country until later this fall.
In addition to the Greening Canada's School Grounds program, FedEx
Express Canada will also provide Tree Canada with ongoing natural emergency
relief assistance and will help with Canadian reforestation projects.
"We are so honoured and appreciative of sponsors like FedEx Express
Canada, that choose to support our cause," said Michael Rosen, president of
Tree Canada. "With FedEx Express Canada's commitment to our new relationship,
it is crucial that we recognize their efforts."
In celebration of this year's Earth Day, FedEx Express Canada helped Tree
Canada plant 6,250 trees across the country in support of its natural
emergency relief and reforestation projects, which included the Kelowna,
British Columbia lands burned by the 2003 wildfires and the Ontario Land
Reclamation Project in Sudbury, Ontario.
This year, FedEx Express Canada employees will participate in tree
plantings at schools in the following locations:
- Kelowna, BC
- Richmond, BC
- Edmonton, AB
- Calgary, AB
- Lumsden, SK
- Winnipeg, MB
- Toronto, ON
- Kitchener, ON
- St. Catharines, ON
- Burlington, ON
- Ottawa, ON
- Montréal, QC
- Gatineau, QC
- Fredericton, NB
- Dartmouth, NS
About FedEx Express Canada
Federal Express Canada Ltd. is a global logistics and transportation
company offering domestic and international shipping and electronic commerce
solutions. The company uses advanced package status tracking systems,
automated customs clearance services and a dedicated air and ground
transportation network to serve Canadian and global markets. FedEx Express
Canada employs approximately 5,000 people in over 60 facilities
coast-to-coast. For more information, visit www.fedex.ca
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with
a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With
annual revenues of $38 billion, the company offers integrated business
applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed
collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among
the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than
290,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the
highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers
and communities. For more information, visit http://news.fedex.com.
About Tree Canada
Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to
encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in urban and rural
environments. A winner of the Canadian Environmental Award (2007), Tree Canada
engages Canadian companies, government agencies and individuals to support the
planting of trees, the greening of schoolyards, and other efforts to sensitize
Canadians to the benefits of planting and maintaining trees. To date, more
than 76 million trees have been planted, more than 450 schoolyards have been
greened, and Tree Canada has organized 8 national urban forestry conferences.
More information about Tree Canada is available at www.treecanada.ca.
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