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.

Content from this campaign

Environment

Southwest Airlines Updates Reusable Car Seat and Stroller Bags

Environment

Southwest Airlines to Use Biofuels Made From 'Forest Residues'

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Southwest Airlines Announces Purchase Agreement with Red Rocks Biofuels

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Going Green: Diggin’ into National Garden Month

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Going Green: Diaper Duty

Social Impact & Volunteering

Greenest Cities in the Southwest Network

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Recycling the Weight of 165 737-700s in Four Years

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