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Drink Coffee. Give Light.

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Since LIFT’s debut in 2009, Southwest has donated to green-energy projects in coffee growing regions for every pound of LIFT coffee consumed. The Guatemala Light Project, which illuminated isolated villages with renewable energy, was the initial recipient of these donations. Starting in June 2012, we began directing these donations to green energy projects in Peru. Through... read more

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

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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

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Going Green: Reusable Car Seat/Stroller Bag

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Over the past several years, the Southwest Green Team has received an overwhelming number of suggestions from Employees and Customers asking for a more environmentally friendly product than our plastic car seat bags. The Team has been hard at work looking at different options, and this fall we began testing the sale of a reusable car seat/stroller bag. After receiving great... read more

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Going Green: One Simple Green Thing

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We usually complete our everyday tasks on autopilot, but by changing just one thing, we can make a big impact on the environment. Check out these everyday tasks—and the easy ways to make them more eco-friendly: Routine: Going through the drive-thru. Make it green!  If you’re waiting in line for more than ten seconds, turn off your car’s engine.  An idling car wastes... read more

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Going Green: Relocation in the Green Nation

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Did you know that according to our last U.S. Census, about 12 percent of Americans move every year?  With that many people moving, there are a number of opportunities to implement greener practices when relocating. Here are some tips to "eco-boost" your next move: Utilize reusable bins when moving. This will help you organize your items, and the bins can be reused as... read more

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Going Green Myth Busters: In the Kitchen Edition

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Pop quiz!  What uses less water: Hand washing plates or running them through dishwasher?  In this edition of myth busters, we’re tackling some of the common misconceptions about cooking, cleaning, and all things kitchen-related. Find the answer to this—and more busted myths—below: Myth: On the stovetop, it doesn’t matter which burner you choose.  Confession time:... read more

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Southwest Airlines Lands at Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival

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The Chipotle Cultivate Festival this year drew thousands of visitors to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, City Park in Denver, and Lincoln Park in Chicago for free celebrations of all things sustainable, including food, ideas, and music! Southwest Airlines joined other corporate leaders in sponsoring the 2013 Cultivate Festival, which highlights everyday ways people can... read more

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Going Green: Recycling Symbols Decoded

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Have you ever looked on the bottom of a plastic bottle or flipped over a box and seen a recycling symbol?  Today, those symbols are fairly commonplace, but do you ever wonder what exactly they mean? Sometimes it might seem like there’s a lot of decoding to do when looking at the recycling emblems, but when you get down to it they’re pretty easy to understand.  Here’s... read more

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Going Green: DIY Pallet Garden

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Growing up, we always had a garden in the backyard.  Every year, my dad planted vegetables that would last almost all summer.  As an adult, I always wanted to plant a garden, but I wasn't really sure where to start. Tilling the soil and knowing when and where to plant everything just seemed a daunting task.  It was just something I was afraid to tackle, until I saw the... read more

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Going Green: Myth Busters—Compost Edition

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Last week, one of my Coworkers excitedly told me about a compost pile that she started in her backyard, which is totally understandable–composting is fun and great for the environment! As she talked about how easy it is to add coffee grounds and grass clippings to her compost, I could tell that she really enjoys turning things that would normally go in the trash into... read more

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