Categories

Archive for the ‘Green’ Topic

Going Green: Five Ways to Green Your Camping Trip

By:

Take full advantage of the outdoors these final weeks of summer and plan a camping trip with family or friends.  There is no better way to get in touch with nature and save some green.  Camping fees are generally inexpensive, as are the activities that go along with camping, such as hiking, bird watching, fishing, and, of course, picnicking! Make sure to treat parks,... read more

  • 1
  • 0

Going Green: It’s Hammock Day—Try an Upcycled Plastic Bag Hammock

By:

Today, July 22, marks National Hammock Day, a reminder in the midst of the dog days of summer to take some time to relax and enjoy.  There’s nothing like relaxing on a lazy summer day in a hammock you’ve made yourself by upcycling materials you have on hand! The most basic kind of hammock consists of mosquito netting or a sheet held up by two posts, often trees. You can... read more

  • 2
  • 0

Going Green: Upcycling

By:

Different from recycling, upcycling seeks to turn used materials into something more valuable, and often beautiful.  Upcycling gives an item a better purpose.  It goes without saying that upcycling makes a positive impact on the environment.  By upcycling, you can remove items from the global waste stream and reuse materials without expending energy to break them down. At... read more

  • 3
  • 0

Going Green: Cell Phone Recycling

By:

'Call Me, Beep Me, If You Wanna Recycle Me' ... July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, instituted to remind cell-phone users of cell-phone manners and how, when, and where it’s appropriate to use our cellular devices.  Cell phone etiquette, however, extends beyond polite use—it’s also important to consider how you dispose of your old cell phones and other... read more

  • 2
  • 0

Going Green: B.Y.O. Reusable Bag!

By:

Did you know that, with one simple change to your routine, you can save the energy equivalent of 11 barrels of oil? Pacific Ocean garbage patch Are you wondering what this change is?  It’s simple—recycle or reuse plastic bags!  Even better, by using your own cloth or fabric bags when you shop, you can make a huge difference in your environmental impact.  If you... read more

  • 5
  • 0

Going Green: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – Paper Edition

By:

Did you know that each person in the United States uses approximately 750 pounds of paper each year?  That’s the weight of an average grizzly bear!  But don’t you worry–there are many ways that you can reduce your paper consumption! One step that Southwest Airlines recently took to help reduce paper use was to introduce mobile boarding passes at all airports.  This... read more

  • 5
  • 0

Going Green: Take your Coffee Green

By:

Whether you take your coffee black, with cream, frozen, or whipped, you can always take it green!  Even your coffee cup can be environmentally friendly, and small changes in your coffee routine can add up to a lot less waste and a healthier planet. At Southwest, we are proud of our green coffee consumption. We brew our own coffee onboard called LIFT and, for every pound of... read more

  • 3
  • 0

Going Green: Five Ways to Green Your Summer

By:

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy your surroundings, but don’t take it for granted! At Southwest, we recognize that when it comes to the environment, being a good global citizen starts at our doorstep. Read on to learn more about how YOU can be more green too! We have a steadfast focus on conserving jet fuel, electricity, and water to reduce our impact on... read more

  • 5
  • 0

Going Green: Get Outside and Support Your Parks on National Trails Day

By:

Organized by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day is America’s largest annual single-day trails and outdoor celebration.  The 22nd Annual National Trails Day is set to kick off this year on Saturday, June 7. National Trails Day 2014 is part of Great Outdoors Month, a month-long effort in June to get Americans outside.  Great Outdoors Month celebrates all that... read more

  • 2
  • 0

Going Green: Save It for a (Not) Rainy Day

By:

With the summer heat approaching, many areas across the country are at risk of drought. Harvesting rainwater is a great way to conserve—and reserve—water in case there is a shortage; however, rainwater harvesting policies vary, so check out your state government web site to find out what regulations apply to you before you start harvesting. Here are some reasons you... read more

  • 4
  • 0