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Going Green: Winter Warmth

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Did you know that heating and cooling contributes to 48 percent of energy usage in a typical U.S. household? As we venture into the winter months, temperatures are dropping meaning more of us are turning up the heaters. Being green in the cold is just as important as in the summer months, and a few small changes in your daily habits can make a big impact on the environment.... read more

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Going Green: Reduce Your Paper Trail

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Did you know that in order to manufacture a single sheet of paper, it takes more than 12 ounces of water?*  Did you also know that the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper a year?*  That amount of paper uses about 1,000 gallons of water and more than a full tree’s worth of pulp to be manufactured. We know there is still a lot of paper used in our... read more

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Going Green: Green is the New Black (Friday)

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Every year, after feasting on turkey and dressing, millions of Americans line up outside retail stores as they wait for the doors to open for the most anticipated sale of the year.  Many people take this opportunity to get great deals for their holiday shopping lists, while others simply enjoy taking part in the ritual.  However you choose to participate, the day has evolved... read more

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Going Green: Celebrate America Recycles Day

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America Recycles Day was November 15, but at Southwest, we are celebrating today by promoting proper recycling practices.  Southwest is proud of our Triple Bottom Line commitment to Performance, People, and Planet, and part of the commitment to the Planet is to minimize our impact on the environment.  Recycling is one of many ways we honor our commitment to the Planet and... read more

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Going Green: Celebrate a Green Veterans Day

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Southwest LUVs its veterans—in fact, Southwest was recognized this week as a top military friendly employer by G.I. Jobs for the sixth consecutive year.  In honor of Veterans Day, we thought we’d share some green tips for giving back to our nation’s heroes. Donate your old cell phone.  Cell Phones for Soldiers accepts gently used cell phones to donate to soldiers,... read more

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Going Green: Four Ways to Have a Green Halloween

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Halloween is this Friday, and we’re getting ready to have a spooky celebration!  In honor of our favorite holiday, we thought we’d share some green Halloween tips with you. What better way to celebrate the haunting holiday than with some ghoulishly green habits! Give green treats.  Instead of purchasing a bag of mass-produced candy, try giving out treats that are... read more

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Going Green: How Does Your Green Garden Grow?

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World Planting Day is October 22, and while many green holidays encourage reactive green habits like recycling or reusing materials, World Planting Day encourages proactive green habits, such as planting a vegetable garden or a tree in your own yard.  Growing your own flowers, fruits, and vegetables is a rewarding and fun way to be green and give back to the environment. ... read more

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Going Green: Five Ways to Travel Green

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The end of the Wright Amendment is here, and that means brand new nonstop destinations from Dallas Love Field!  This is a very exciting milestone for Southwest Airlines and for our Customers, and we are proud to celebrate #nonstoplove.  The next time that you travel on Southwest, whether you’re on one of our nonstop flights out of Dallas, or one of the 96 cities we serve,... read more

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Going Green: Test Your Biofuel IQ

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As you may have seen last week, Southwest recently announced our agreement to purchase biofuel from Red Rock Biofuels, which creates renewable jet fuel using forest residue.  Southwest agreed to purchase about three million gallons of fuel per year, which will be used at our Bay Area operations. We wanted to share a little more about this green alternative, so we put together... read more

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Going Green: Reuse and Recycle

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The United States generates 26 billion pounds of apparel, textiles, and footwear each year, 85 percent of which ends up in landfills.  As colder weather approaches and we get our fall clothing ready, we often discover old or unworn clothes we no longer need.  Rather than tossing these garments out, consider reusing or recycling them in some way. Here are some steps to take... read more

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