>Ever seen a FedEx truck with this logo on it and wondered what it meant?
Earthsmart is a FedEx program developed with Etsy Enviromental Partners, a sustainability management consultancy founded by Yale professor Dan Esty, author of Green to Gold. The program has three main branches, business solutions, workplace culture, and community outreach. The most interesting changes are in the business branch, which includes trucks, planes, and facilities.
Some of the ways the Earthsmart program reduces environmental impact is the use of solar power, a new type of fuel cell called a Bloom Energy Server, and eco-friendly vehicles. The Express Hybrid Delivery Vehicle was introduced in 2008. In 2009 FedEx retrofitted 92 old trucks with hybrid technology and particulate filters. Hopefully FedEx will continue to reduce its environmental impact and in the process encourage other corporations to do the same.