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Going Green: Going Green in the Conch Republic

Across our system, Southwest and AirTran Employees implement ways to operate with a green filter both at work and at home.  One of our newer stations, Key West, is no exception. There, the Team worked together to recycle items that would normally go to waste and use them for a good cause. Green 1 Laurie Snow Hawkins, a Ground Ops Customer Service Lead, and Ali Laird, the Key West Station Administrator, seized an opportunity to provide for the greener good when they noticed old ticket jackets that had to be destroyed because of outdated information.  Laurie had volunteered at a Greenville County Animal Shelter, and saw that paper was used for lining the animal beds.  After thinking it over, the two decided to shred the ticket jackets and donate the shreddings to a local pet shelter to be used as a soft lining for pet beds. Green 2 In addition to donating the shredded ticket jackets, Laurie also volunteers to walk dogs at the shelter and hopes to implement a training and walking program similar to the one that she helped develop at the Animal Care Center in Greenville. Pet shelters are great places to put gently used or recyclable items to use.  Other items that can be utilized at pet shelters are:
  • Old towels, sheets, blankets, and bedding
  • Old plastic storage containers
  • Gently used leashes, collars, and harnesses
  • Dry pet food that your finicky pets don’t eat
Do you recycle at home and work?  Let us know by commenting below.  DING!  You are now free to be green!