This post was written by the following Communication & Outreach Employees at Southwest: Advisor Andrea Cavanagh, Senior Specialist Laura Hoagland, and Community Programs & Engagement Interns Jessie Ross and Kelby Czerwonka.
Environmental stewardship is a responsibility Southwest takes seriously, as minimizing waste and effectively using our resources (energy, people, and materials) helps us protect our most vital resource of all--the world in which we live.
Through our national community partnership with Earth Day Network, Southwest is committed to support their mission in building the world’s largest environmental movement. Earth Day Network launched the Billion Acts of Green campaign in 2010. To date, people have registered more than two billion global Acts of Green! While you may not feel like you are changing the world with one simple act, this initiative proves that small but sustainable acts can make a big impact on the environment. On April 22, Earth Day, Southwest Employees will kick off participation in Earth Day Network’s national “Billion Acts of Green” effort.
An act of green is a simple, everyday action that makes a positive impact on the environment (i.e. turning off the lights when exiting a room, carpooling to work, or recycling)--easy things everyone can do. The Southwest location with the most Acts of Green accumulated and submitted will receive a tree planting at a local school. This will further Earth Day Network’s Canopy Project, planting trees to help communities. The green just keeps going!
We invite everyone to join in our efforts to go Green this April! Continue to check back here and through our social media channels on the progress of our efforts in Billion Acts of Green and how you can get involved. To learn more about Billion Acts of Green and Earth Day Network, visit earthday.org.