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Southwest Airlines Upcycles 80,000 Old Seat Coverings in U.S. and Kenya
Southwest Airlines Upcycles 80,000 Old Seat Coverings in U.S. and Kenya

WASTE NOT - Southwest Airlines has announced the distribution of products made in Kenya and the U.S. as part of its global upcycling initiative LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose. The distribution in Kenya completes the second phase of the multi-year environmental program, which will upcycle around 80,000 former airline seat coverings into new leather products to provide training and jobs in several communities in addition to keeping these materials out of a landfill.

Boeing, Kenya Airways Partner with Non-Profits to Deliver Medical Supplies in Kenya
Boeing, Kenya Airways Partner with Non-Profits to Deliver Medical Supplies in Kenya

COLLABORATION - Boeing and Kenya Airways have partnered with First Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, to transport medical equipment to Kajiado, Kenya, on a newly delivered 787 Dreamliner from the company's North Charleston, S.C., facility.The supplies, including examination tables and other equipment, will benefit Kenyan children served by the Africa Inland Church Childcare Center in Kajiado. The center provides care and treatment for children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Safeway, Oakley Adopt Tool to Better Understand Social Impact of Giving Programs
Safeway, Oakley Adopt Tool to Better Understand Social Impact of Giving Programs

ICT AND BIG DATA - Safeway, Oakley, Frontier Airlines and Family Dollar are among those that have adopted a new tool that helps to measure the social impact of giving programs.The Impact Reporting tool, developed by Versaic, a San Mateo, Calif.-based online CSR and sustainability program management provider, enables users to track the impact of their donations by automatically requesting follow up information from approved non-profits after the contribution is made or the event is held.Many companies consider reporting on impact a must-have component of a comprehensive giving program, Versaic says. However, often this is easier said than done.Impact Reporting streamlines this process by collecting data and reporting it automatically, which requires no additional work from users.

Alaska Airlines Ranked No. 1 Fuel-Efficient Carrier in U.S.
Alaska Airlines Ranked No. 1 Fuel-Efficient Carrier in U.S.

Alaska Airlines is the most fuel-efficient carrier in the United States, according to a report released yesterday by the International Council on Clean Transportation, a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C.Alaska, along with its regional partner Horizon Air, led all 15 mainline U.S. carriers as the most fuel-efficient airline operating in the United States in 2010, outperforming the least fuel-efficient carrier by 26 percent.

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Air New Zealand Earns 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Award
Air New Zealand Earns 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Award

LEADERSHIP - Air New Zealand took home top honors at the 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, recognising sustainable tourism global best practice. the airline won in the Global Tourism Business category against applicants from 46 countries across all seven continents including finalists Abercrombie & Kent in the U.S. and ITC Hotels in India.

United Airlines Announces Fuel-Savings Goal for 2013
United Airlines Announces Fuel-Savings Goal for 2013

CLEANTECH - United Airlines is commemorating Earth Month by announcing its commitment to save 85 million gallons of fuel this year under the umbrella of its Eco-Skies program. This would lead to a reduction of 828,750 metric tons of CO2 and a savings of $275 million at current fuel prices.

KLM To Use Biofuels To Power Transatlantic Flights
KLM To Use Biofuels To Power Transatlantic Flights

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines says it will begin operating weekly transatlantic flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Amsterdam’s Schiphol using a biofuel mixture consisting of 25 percent cooking oil and 75 percent jet fuel.

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