At Southwest Airlines, our purpose is to connect people to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable and low-cost air travel. For many of our customers and employees, connecting with nature and the great outdoors is a passion point and a great source of joy, peace and adventure.
National Forests host 170 million visits each year and provide a wide-array of outdoor activities. We can’t imagine a time when hiking the trails of the Angeles National Forest, mountain biking through the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest or going camping in the White River National Forest is no longer an option.
Environmental stewardship is a responsibility Southwest takes seriously, as minimizing waste, effectively using our resources (energy, people, and materials), and supporting the efforts of environmental outreach partners helps us protect our most vital resource of all – the world in which we live.
Our National Forests provide critical resources such as fresh water, clean air, as well as significant economic, health and wellness benefits. At Southwest, we feel an obligation to work together to help conserve these precious lands by aligning ourselves with partners like the National Forest Foundation.
With our support, we aim to help the National Forest Foundation reduce costs for program-related travel, raise critical funds, and support the ongoing development of their staff, board and partners. We are proud to join in their effort to protect, preserve and encourage all Americans to enjoy the precious resource that is our National Forests.
We may be an airline, but we do some of our best work on the ground!