In celebration of our annual One Thing That’s Green campaign, our Portland, Oregon crewmembers and their family members cleaned up the streets in the St. John’s neighborhood. They collected nearly six full bags of garbage and had a few laughs along the way as they gave back to their city. Even the rain stayed away!
April 28, 2013
April 17, 2013
We’re looking forward to our tree planting event in New York this weekend. We’re pleased with the turnout of volunteers – we actually have all that we need for this event, but you can still help each and every day by pledging to do One Thing That’s Green.
Visit www.jetblue.com/pledge now through April 30 to show how you’re going green by uploading a picture of your green act. Both onboard and online, check out Amy Heidemann and Nick Louis Noonan of the famed pop duo Karmin encouraging viewers to make a green pledge and highlighting small changes that have a positive impact on the planet. Participants will be entered for a chance to win great prizes, including a Ford C-Max Hybrid, a kitchen makeover from Amana, flights anywhere JetBlue flies, and more. (a) For every submission, JetBlue will plant one tree (up to 25,000 trees) through Carbonfund.org.
Created by JetBlue to encourage a healthier planet, the One Thing That’s Green annual program highlights our commitment to environmentalism and giving back in the communities we serve.
April 5, 2013
In 2008, we made a promise to ourselves, our planet and our customers.
That promise was to work hard on reducing our carbon footprint, measure, understand and reduce the amount of natural resources we use to do business, and educate our crewmembers and communities while encourage individuals to make small changes for a healthier, cleaner environment.
Our pledge continues…
Show us your One Thing That’s Green for a chance to drive away in a 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid!
Just upload a picture of something you do to help make the world a greener place. Your picture may be featured in our Green Gallery, plus you’ll receive an entry into the One Thing That’s Green Sweepstakes for a chance to win some great eco-friendly prizes.
Not only that, for every submission, JetBlue will plant one tree, up to 25,000 trees, through CarbonFund.org.
May 18, 2012
In addition to flying people to their friends, family for work and for play around our 71-city network and providing excellence in customer service, part of our mission to “bring humanity back to air travel,” involves engaging our crewmembers to do acts of volunteerism in their communities and the communities that we serve.
In the spring of 2011, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team (who works to identify and organize support for worthy causes like our One Thing That’s Green environmental initiatives, our Soar With Reading campaign to promote children’s literacy, and Race for the Cure to support breast cancer awareness, to name a few), launched JetBlue Community Connection to reward and recognize crewmembers for their volunteerism, and to align our corporate giving with crewmembers’ passions. For every 25 hours any crewmember volunteers, we will donate one round trip flight to the non-profit organization of their choice. In addition to flight rewards, crewmembers can earn grants and be recognized for their efforts at the annual Community Connection crewmember awards dinner.
On March 7, 2012, we hosted the first annual event, with more than 100 crewmembers from across the JetBlue network gathering to celebrate the volunteer accomplishments of the past year. In addition to the individual awards, we presented one team, or BlueCity, with an award for their outstanding efforts. The 2011 award went to Boston, for their Wings for Autism program which benefited the Charles River Center for Autistic Children. The event centered on a field trip to Logan Airport for families with autistic children, which allowed them to get familiar with air travel in a realistic, but low pressure setting.
For their efforts, we awarded the team a $10,000 grant to the non-profit of their choice, and they selected The Jimmy Fund, which supports the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
“We are thrilled to be the beneficiaries of JetBlue’s generosity,” said Suzanne Fountain, Director of the Jimmy Fund. ”The Boston crew’s hard work, commitment, and devotion to the community and our cause is inspiring. On behalf of all of our patients, families, caregivers and researchers, we thank everyone at JetBlue for their support.”
May 4, 2012
As part of our One Thing That’s Green campaign in honor of Earth Day and our commitment to green initiatives, we asked our 14,000 crewmembers to tell us about their pledge to green.
Click on the below images to watch their videos and pledge to do One Thing That’s Green and learn more about our green initiatives:
Greg (Flight, Long Beach, CA)
Pedro (Inflight, Boston)
Laurex (System Provisioning)
Renaud (Inflight, Orlando)
April 22, 2012
Today is Earth Day and, in honor of the fifth anniversary of our One Thing That’s Green campaign, we’re doing something special for our customers this year. For each and every one who flies JetBlue today, we’ll plant a tree on their behalf—and that number is looking like 83,000!
To drive awareness about the campaign, crewmembers across the network will be donning special pins that invite customers to ask for details on the initiative. The tree-planting will take place through August 2012, across North and Northwest Haiti in order to rebuild areas impacted by the 2010 earthquake.
April 21, 2012
Our Aguadilla crewmembers volunteered to do One Thing That’s Green. Together, the team headed to Crash Boat Beach, named for the rescue boats that departed from this location to assist planes at what was once Ramey Air Force Base. The beach’s beautiful clear water makes it a popular location for locals and tourists.
April 14, 2012
Roll up your sleeves and go green with us! On Saturday, April 21 we’re asking 500 volunteers to come out and help us revitalize Long Island City, Queens by planting nearly 100 trees and cleaning up the area to further beautify the flourishing neighborhood we now call home. We will have activities for participants of all ages, so do not miss out on the fun.
For more information and to sign up to participate, please visit www.jetblue.com/trees.
Do One Thing That’s Green and enter to win two round-trip flights anywhere across the JetBlue network and $500 towards a JetBlue Getaways vacation package every month for a year.
March 27, 2012
We’re teaming up with the New York Restoration Project and its MillionTreesNYC initiative for our fifth annual One Thing That’s Green tree planting event. Volunteers are invited to celebrate Earth Day weekend and “Color NYC Green” by participating on Saturday, April 21st in our new home, Long Island City, Queens (LIC) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nearly 100 trees will be planted in the LIC area, including Queensbridge Park, to further beautify this flourishing neighborhood.
Our One Thing That’s Green program represents our commitment to green education and volunteerism. New Yorkers interested in planting trees on April 21st must register in advance at www.jetblue.com/trees. The day-long festivities will take place rain or shine and will be filled with giveaways, complimentary breakfast and lunch and family-fun activities. Those unable to participate on-site can join the 120,000 people who have already committed to maintaining a greener lifestyle by making a pledge at www.jetblue.com/pledge. Participants pledging today will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win two round-trip flights anywhere across the JetBlue network and $500 towards a JetBlue Getaways vacation package every month for a year.
Composed of more than five million trees and 168 species, New York City’s urban forest is one of the most valuable environmental assets along the East Coast, and a critical component of the city’s long-term health and sustainability. New Yorkers can visit the program’s site, www.milliontreesnyc.org, to learn more about how they can contribute by planting a tree, adopting a tree, or making a donation to the initiative.
June 3, 2011
As part of ongoing efforts to help the community and the environment through our One Thing That’s Green initiative, DCA Crewmembers and their family members recently joined together with Casey Trees to plant over 60 trees at Alice Deal Middle School in northwest Washington, D.C.
Casey Trees is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit established in 2002 committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. To fulfill this mission, Casey Trees plants trees, engages thousands of volunteers of all ages in tree planting and care, provides year-round continuing education courses, monitors the city’s tree canopy, develops interactive online tree tools, and works with elected officials, developers, community groups to protect and care for existing trees and to encourage them to add new ones.
Alice Deal Middle School students and faculty — along with over 100 volunteers — planted over 60 trees on the school’s campus with the help of Casey Trees. Following the extensive renovation to school and athletic fields, this planting will help soften the boundary edges and restore canopy to Fort Reno with an installation of mixed evergreen species.