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Going Green: Make it Count at Work

Adventurer B

I know how lucky I feel to be working at Southwest Airlines.  The airline industry is an exciting one, but one that is full of uncertainty, as the last 11 years have shown.  I can’t imagine working anywhere but Southwest where I feel like I matter to our success.  As the $5 A Day Campaign and other initiatives show,  small changes can lead to big results.   So, for this edition of Going Green, think about what one or two small things you can do to contribute to the success of Southwest – we know environmental decisions make good business sense, so go Green and save Green for Southwest.  Below are a few suggestions – which one will you implement?

  • Bring your own mug or reusable cup to work – save on plastic and paper cups!
  • Don’t print!  Try going paperless.  If you have to print, use the copiers, which save on ink costs and print on both sides, which saves on paper costs.
  • Recycle!  Every time you put a recyclable (paper, aluminum, cardboard, or plastic bottles) in the blue bin, we are saving Southwest’s bottom line by reducing waste pickups and paying for our recycling program – it’s a win-win.

What else do you do to make a difference for Southwest?  Let us know by commenting below.  Have a tip ?  Email us at

DING!  You are now free to be Green.

1 Comment
Explorer C
I'm definitely a fan of green initiatives, but I think some folks need to be more educated about how to properly recycle. I once had a Southwest Airlines flight attendant roommate once who didn't understand the basic principles of recycling. She didn't understand what could and could not be recycled, why she had to rinse out containers before putting them in the recycling bin, or why it is so important to recycle. I've seen many passengers exhibit extreme laziness when it comes to recycling. It always bothers me when I see people toss recyclable items in the garbage bin when it is right next to the recycling bin.