Published on May 22nd, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Eco-Vacations: Southwest Airlines Wins Eco-Pioneer of the Year Award

Summer’s around the corner bringing family vacations and much-needed getaways. If you’re flying, are you choosing an environmentally friendly airline? Eco vacations are  becoming more common and while air travel does contribute to pollution, there are ways to decrease your carbon footprint by choosing a green airline. Southwest Airlines recently received the Eco-Pioneer of the Year Aviation Award for its green practices which it pursued long before other companies thought about Earth-friendly business practices.

Here’s why you should definitely consider Southwest Airlines for your travel plans.

{plane photo via Phil Ostroff on Flickr}

Southwest’s Air Transport World Eco-Aviation Award is a Lesson for Us All (via Clean Technica)

  This is going to be a quickie, but I hope it drives home a very important point that we could all benefit from. Southwest Airlines just won an Eco-Aviation Award from Air Transport World (ATW) Magazine today. Southwest was named “the Eco-Pioneer of the Year for the airline’s focus on efficiency…

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About the Author

Vivian Nelson Melle is a former educator and community counselor who decided to follow her dream of writing. She balances work to home school her daughter and enjoy crafting, photography, gardening, natural healing, cooking and anything that helps heal the earth and its inhabitants. She also writes for Green Living Ideas, Ecolocalizer, Mamita’s Creations and Phoenix Neighborhood Blogger. She is a writer for hire with a soft spot in her heart for non-profits and indie businesses.

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