There are many opportunities to collaborate with EDF throughout your company’s Green Freight journey. Our EDF Green Freight tools, case studies and fact sheets are available for download. By participating in EDF Climate Corps, companies will benefit from hiring an EDF-trained fellow who will develop company-specific Green Freight recommendations. Additionally, our staff experts are able to work directly with a few companies each year to help launch or accelerate their Green Freight efforts.
Here are a few ways you can engage with EDF.
Explore our Green Freight website. It is clearinghouse of information on Green Freight data and strategies. Use it as a helpful resource to chart your own Green Freight journey. Download the EDF Green Freight Handbook and read our case studies for examples of the actions you can take.
Request a Green Freight phone briefing. This is an hour-long briefing that links you with EDF experts to discuss best practices in sustainable logistics. We work with you in advance to ensure the proper focus for the discussion. Potential topics include:
- Green Freight metrics and environmental impacts
- Leveraging the Five Principles for Greener Freight
- Setting a Green Freight goal
- Benchmarking your Green Freight activities
Hire an EDF Climate Corps fellow. Each summer, trained EDF Climate Corps fellows from the nation’s top graduate programs team up with leading organizations to identify and implement high-value energy management strategies. EDF Climate Corps has uncovered nearly $1.3 billion in energy savings opportunities since the program began in 2008. EDF Climate Corps fellows can work on Green Freight projects such as:
- Identifying opportunities to switch to less carbon-intensive modes like ocean and rail;
- Designing strategies for creating fuller truckloads; and
- Increasing energy efficiency in warehouses and distribution centers.
Host a Green Freight workshop. This half-day, in-person discussion will focus on how your company can apply industry best practices to its logistics operations. Starting a month or two prior to the workshop, we will work to understand the status of your current Green Freight efforts and your key objectives. Together, we will craft a workshop program that will help you take the next step in your Green Freight journey.
Partner to set a Green Freight emissions improvement goal. Our customized Green Freight goal setting engagement combines phone calls and on-site workshops to help you create a plan of action. Here, EDF acts like a personal guide working alongside you and your supply chain team to set an aggressive emissions improvement goal and chart a path to meet it.