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Going Green

At Southwest Airlines, we do our part to minimize our impact on the environment by operating efficiently using a green filter, collecting and analyzing information on our impacts, and continuously improving the actions we take to mitigate those impacts.

We continue analyzing data on our fuel consumption, emissions, and resource use and have embarked on new initiatives that will lead to further greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the near future. As part of our commitment to protecting our Planet, we use resources responsibly, conserve fuel and water, recycle onboard and on the ground, employ green purchasing practices, and implement design and construction practices that meet LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards for design, construction, and renovations.

Our passion for protecting the environment is part of our triple bottom line commitment to our Performance, our People, and our Planet.

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Southwest Airlines Updates Reusable Car Seat and Stroller Bags
In 2013, Southwest’s Green Team, a group made up of Employees from across the Company, began the journey towards eliminating the environmentally wasteful plastic car seat/stroller bags. With the help of Employee and Customer feedback, the Green Team successfully created and tested an environmentally and wallet-friendly reusable car seat bag to sell at the ticket counter....
Jul 15, 2015 9:00 AM ET
Southwest Airlines to Use Biofuels Made From 'Forest Residues'
Southwest Airlines announced Wednesday that it plans to buy some biofuels made from waste wood, for use in its San Francisco Bay airports beginning in two years....
Jan 5, 2015 11:45 AM ET
Southwest Airlines Announces Purchase Agreement with Red Rocks Biofuels
DALLAS, October 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) has signed an agreement with Red Rocks Biofuels LLC (RRB) to purchase low carbon renewable jet fuel, made using forest residues that will help reduce the risk of destructive wildfires in the Western United States.  The airline’s agreement...
Oct 1, 2014 4:00 PM ET
Going Green: Diggin’ into National Garden Month
We have all heard that “April showers bring May flowers,” but did you know that the month of April is actually National Garden Month?   What makes gardening so great is that you don't have to be a pro to give it a go, or even do the gardening where you live!  Here are four ideas to help you celebrate this month—including some details on what our Fellow Co-Hearts are doing! ...
Apr 4, 2013 9:00 AM ET
Southwest Airlines Ranks Sixth in Newsweek’s Green Rankings in Transportation and Logistic Sector
Southwest Airlines Ranks Sixth in Newsweek’s Green Rankings in Transportation and Logistic Sector Newsweek announced its 2012 Green Rankings on October 22, which is the fourth annual evaluation of America’s 500 largest publicly traded companies and 500 largest companies internationally.  Southwest Airlines ranked 129 out of 500 and ranked sixth in our sector of...
Nov 1, 2012 3:20 PM ET