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Going Green: There’s an App for That

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Laurel Moffat wrote a really great post last year about Apps that help you go Green (May 31, 2011).  This year, I wanted to do a similar post in honor of approaching Earth Day about apps for your iPad and iPhone.  With help from the really great site www.appadvice.com/, here are some great free and paid Green and Earth-appreciation apps:Green Outlet by Key... read more

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Going Green: Spring Forward

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Happy Green Tuesday, everyone!  Since I am not a morning person, Daylight Saving Time each spring is a hard one for me—it seems to be happening earlier and earlier!  Well, that’s because of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which mandated a month-long extension of Daylight Saving Time starting in 2007. Daylight Saving Time is somewhat controversial in that some... read more

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Going Green: Go Go Gadget Green!

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We all have to get to work, but how we get to work can determine whether or not we are “going Green.”  Below are some tips to help you be at your fuel-efficient best, because when you use less fuel, you reduce emissions and save money. Environmental decisions make good business sense! The Need for Speed:  One of the best ways to improve fuel economy is to change... read more

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Going Green: Love The Planet!

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Happy Green Tuesday!  Love is definitely in the air, especially at the LUV airline.  I love how we “own the holidays,” especially this one, and I love the traditional celebration we undertake each year – Heroes of the Heart.  The winners this year are very near and dear to my heart, but I won’t give it away in case it hasn’t been officially... read more

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Going Green: Even More Onboard Recycling

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Hello, everyone!  Happy Green Tuesday.  This edition of Green Tuesday is going to talk about onboard recycling.  First, thank you to all our Flight Attendants and Provisioning Agents for recycling onboard the aircraft and supporting Southwest’s commitment to using our resources wisely.By recycling onboard and on the ground, we are able to fund the recycling... read more

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Going Green: Tips for a Green Holiday Season

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We will be bringing you several holiday-themed green tips throughout the month of December.  Here is your first one! Use LED lights for house and tree lighting—LED (Light-Emitting Diode) holiday lights use up to 95 percent less energy than larger, traditional holiday bulbs and can last up to 100,000 hours when used indoors. Did you know that LED holiday lights use up to... read more

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Going Green: Greening your Furry Friends

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I am a huge dog lover and have two amazing rescue dogs at home—Samuel Adams (named for my favorite beer and the American patriot) and Polly Louise.  I’m always looking for great tips to save money and go green with my pets, so here are some tips to help you do that!Reuse and Recycle:  Check with your local shelter to donate old towels, bedding, leashes, litter... read more

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Going Green: New Uses for Old Things

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I love to read tips about ways to reuse things in a new and different way.  Below are a couple of my recent favorites:Keep old squeeze bottles from your kitchen to use as bottles for your hair-care and cosmetic needs. Plastic salad dressing and cooking-oil bottles can be cleaned and refilled with soap, lotion, or shampoo.  (www.sierraclub.org) Old towels get a... read more

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Going Green: Happy Fall!

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For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the first day of fall is September 23.  I am looking forward to not only a break in the heat, but also to the fall colors (sort of, in Texas).  Fall also is a great time to start preparing your home for cooler weather to help save energy and money.  Our friends at http://www.earthshare.org/ have some great... read more

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Going Green: Welcome to September!

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You may have heard people say it's better to buy local and what's in season. There are a couple of reasons why that's true. Did you know that in-season fruits and vegetables are less expensive?  Also, produce in season is more readily available, which reduces the cost of shipping and importing. Not having to travel long distances to make it to the local farmer's... read more

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