Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Employees volunteering for SCA conservation projects.

Southwest Airlines

As the Official Airline of SCA, Southwest Airlines provides hundreds of airline tickets each year for members, leaders, and staff.  Southwest Airlines believes in giving from the heart to make a positive impact on communities year-round. Their desire to make a difference is part of who Southwest Airlines is as company, one that truly cares. They may be an airline, but they do some of their best work on the ground- and it wouldn’t be possible without their passionate Employees. Bringing people together, inspiring change, and making a positive difference in people’s lives—it’s all part of being a good neighbor.  Southwest Employees join student volunteers at SCA’s service projects across the United States. “Southwest Airlines is a citizen of this planet and with that citizenship, it is our responsibility to set an example and support Environmental Stewardship now and plant the seed for future generations,” said Linda Rutherford, Southwest Airlines Vice President of Communication and Strategic Outreach.

Southwest Airlines and SCA: Message to the Field, Connect with Community

In February 2014, SCA expanded our partnership with Southwest Airlines to bring SWA employees, friends, and family the chance to restore and beautify local communities across the the nation. Hundreds of employees joined us on the morning of each SWA Message to the Field to give back to the local community. Click on an event below to see photos and learn about the service to the community!

Phoenix: Connection Made

News, Stories & Projects

Earlier this spring, SCA teamed up with national supporter Southwest Airlines for Message to the Field — a series of service events bringing together Southwest employees, friends, and family to beautify communities across the nation.

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DALLAS, TXApril 28, 2014—For more than four decades, Southwest Airlines has demonstrated a strong commitment to the city of Dallas, and, today, that dedication was on full display as more than 150 Southwest Airlines Employees and Student Conservation Association (SCA) volunteers joined together to plant native species and clear invasive plants and debris from the Trinity River Corr

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Earth Day NYC 2014: Hudson River Park

An army of blue-clad Conservation Rock Stars stormed Hudson River Park on Saturday, celebrating Earth Day with hands-on service at April’s ConSERVE NYC event.

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Southwest Airlines employees blew in from the frigid Chicago weather to give back to local nonprofits inside the tropical Garfield Park Conservatory on Wednesday. After an engaging presentation from Annette Prince, an SCA alum and director of the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors, a chorus of hammers rang out as the volunteers began the surprisingly challenging task of constructing birdhouses.

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Perhaps the SCA + SWA team was inspired by the Winter Olympics, because the competitive spirit was certainly at play in Phoenix. The group of Southwest employees gathered 56 bags of trash, for a total of 2,800 gallons of waste removed!

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