CSX Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Corp. said it is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a week-long celebration around its network which includes rail yard clean sweeps, employee engagement and education activities, and local beautification projects.

“Protecting the environment and reducing our carbon footprint are a major focus of our everyday operations. We welcome the chance on this 40th anniversary of Earth Day to celebrate our accomplishments and look for new areas of improvement,” said Skip Elliott, CSX vice president, public safety and environment.

CSX’s Earth Day celebrations kick off tomorrow, Saturday, April 17 with sponsorship of and participation in the 2010 Earth Day & Ecology Fair in Jacksonville, Florida, where CSX is headquartered. This is the 16th year that CSX has sponsored the event.

Throughout the following week, employees around the network will participate in litter-reduction “clean sweeps” of CSX facilities, wellness fairs, conservation and recycling education programs, and beautification projects. CSX facilities in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Cleveland, OH; Cumberland, MD; Evansville, IN; Hamlet, NC; Jacksonville, FL; Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN; Riverdale, IL; Selkirk, NY; Russell, KY; and Waycross, GA will participate.