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CSX Celebrates Earth Day With Focus on Electronics
Jacksonville, Fla. - April 22, 2014 - CSX employees are joining
together this month in celebration of Earth Day and CSX's longstanding
commitments to sustainability. As part of that commitment, in addition to
many Earth Day events throughout its network, this year CSX is bringing
special attention to the importance of proper recycling of
"Sustainability is vital to CSX's long-term prosperity,"
said Carl Gerhardstein, assistant vice president of health, environment and sustainability. "It is embedded into our business model so we can grow sustainably while also preserving important resources in the communities where we live and work."
During April, CSX is setting up 16 sites for
employees to recycle personal and work related electronic items and
equipment, such as phones, computers and TVs. Recycling electronics helps
to prevent metals and electronic materials from impacting the environment
and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, and hazardous waste while
conserving energy and natural resources.
The recycling effort is just
one example of how CSX acts on its three core sustainability commitments:
reduce the company's environmental footprint, support sustainable
development throughout the network, and engage openly on sustainability
In support of these pillars, CSX is celebrating Earth Day in a
number of ways across its 23-state network:
- CSX sponsored the
Anacostia Watershed Society Earth Day Cleanup in Washington D.C. and
Maryland, where over 2,000 volunteers cleaned up 24 locations along the
shores of the Anacostia River and tributaries in Prince George's and
- Employees are participating in cleanup events in
nearly half the states in CSX's network including: Atlanta, Ga.; Avon, Ind.;
Baltimore, Md.; Barboursville, W.Va.; Cincinnati, Ohio.; Chambersburg, Pa.;
Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Richmond, Va.; Riverdale, Ill.;
Selkirk, N.Y.; South Charleston, W.Va.; Tampa, Fla.; Toledo, Ohio; and
- This year, CSX again sponsored the City of Jacksonville's
Earth Day Poster Contest to help raise environmental awareness among
students. Children grades K-12 created posters that reflect the contest's
theme: "Nature's Calling - Are You Listening?" CSX also sponsored the
Jacksonville Ecology Fair, which featured educational displays, live
entertainment and giveaways while reminding participants about the
importance of protecting and preserving the environment.
the year, CSX partners with organizations such as The Conservation Fund, The
Nature Conservancy and the Alliance for Community Trees to protect and
improve the country's natural resources.
CSX continues to invest in
innovative technologies and initiatives to further its sustainability
goals. CSX has improved its fuel efficiency by 100 percent since 1980 and
the company continues to make progress on its voluntary goal to further
reduce GHG emissions intensity by 6 to 8 percent by 2020.
In 2013, CSX
was recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, CDP's Global 500
Performance Leadership Index and the S&P 500 Performance Leadership
Index for its leadership in environmental performance.
information on CSX's commitment to environmental sustainability or to learn
how to get involved in local Earth Day activities, visit: www.csx.com or www.beyondourrails.com.
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company.
It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and
solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy,
industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than
185 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion
and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan
area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com.
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