April 10, 2014

One Thing That’s Green

On April 1st, JetBlue’s Seventh Annual “One Thing That’s Green” campaign launched nation-wide. Throughout the year, and especially during earth month, we are committed to greening our planet. This year, JetBlue is taking a different approach to green.  We are asking our customers to tell us where we should build a green space in 2014 by visiting www.onethingthatsgreencityvote.com

Benajmin_Oliver-1643

It is our belief if we all do one small thing that’s green it will make one big difference in our environment.  This year we are getting involved from coast to coast in our, One Thing That’s Green mission by serving neighborhoods throughout the country from Seattle to Boston, New York to Long Beach, California, our crewmembers are taking the initiative of greening it up! With the help of customers, crewmembers we will plant trees, cleanup beaches, beautify parks and plant flowers. These events continue to help JetBlue inspire humanity in the cities we serve.

Benajmin_Oliver-1694

In Boston we are happy to be teaming up with the Charles River Watershed Association for the annual 15th Annual Earth Day Charles River Clean up on April 26th.  JetBlue will also be volunteering at the closing celebration at the Hatch Shell with games, entertainment and prizes.

Our Salt Lake City reservations team will be participating in,  One Thing That’s Green with Bend in the River on April 19th. Crewmembers will be cleaning up the neighborhood park, planting trees, pulling weeds, and fertilizing the land.

And all the way on the west coast, our Long Beach crewmembers will be spruced up the El Dorado Nature Center on April 5th.

Benajmin_Oliver-1908

Here at home we will also take on the initiative. Who doesn’t love to have a beautiful backyard, as New York’s hometown airline we are proud to participate in our 7th annual tree planting with the New York Restoration project in Woodside, Queens. We invite customers and crewmembers to join as we get our backyard ready for summer as we plant trees and beautify our green spaces. If you want to help make our garden look beautiful don’t miss your chance to volunteer.

IMG_2600

IMG_2601

JetBlue is also getting greener in our airports. By composting food scraps instead of throwing them away, we are reusing the good parts and  avoiding the bad – the greenhouse gas emissions like methane that come from putting food into landfills.

We are looking forward to get the ball rolling and are always looking for more locations to inspire humanity. By visiting www.onethingthatsgreencityvote.com, you can tell us where JetBlue can add greenery to the scenery

 

Posted by in Community, Crewmembers, Sustainability | Permalink | Comments (0) | Share on Facebook | Share on Twitter

April 17, 2013

What’s Your One Thing That’s Green?

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.

Posted by in Community | Permalink | Comments (0) | Share on Facebook | Share on Twitter

April 5, 2013

Show Us Your One Thing That’s Green

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.

 

Posted by in Community, Customers | Permalink | Comments (0) | Share on Facebook | Share on Twitter

May 4, 2012

JetBlue Crewmembers Show Their One Thing That’s Green

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)

Posted by in Community, Crewmembers, Videos | Permalink | Comments (0) | Share on Facebook | Share on Twitter

April 21, 2012

Aguadilla Does One Thing That’s Green


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.


Our crewmembers report that they cleaned a long strip of the beach, filling up four large garbage bags—a local TSA agent even joined them!

Learn more about our One Thing That’s Green campaign and enter for a chance to win some great prizes!

Posted by in Community, Crewmembers | Permalink | Comments (0) | Share on Facebook | Share on Twitter

March 27, 2012

Do One Thing That’s Green (and enter to win a trip)!


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.

Learn more about our previous One Thing That’s Green events
Learn more about our green initiatives

Posted by in Community, Partners | Permalink | Comments (0) | Share on Facebook | Share on Twitter

June 3, 2011

One Thing that’s Green in the nation’s capital

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.

Posted by in Community, Crewmembers, Partners | Permalink | Comments (0) | Share on Facebook | Share on Twitter

May 14, 2011

One Thing That’s Green in Las Vegas

This Earth Day, our Las Vegas Crewmembers trekked out to the desert along with United Way and a few other green-minded groups to clean up the area. The group picked up tires, mattresses, clothes, bottles, cans and more.

LAS General Manager Patrick Ryan said, “Thanks to One Thing That’s Green, there is a little spot of desert just outside of Vegas that is now pristine!”

Posted by in Community, Crewmembers | Permalink | Comments (0) | Share on Facebook | Share on Twitter

March 30, 2011

Do One Thing That’s Green and plant trees in New York


We’re partnering with The New York Restoration Project and its MillionTreesNYC initiative for our fourth annual “One Thing That’s Green” tree planting event. Volunteers are invited to participate in the Saturday, April 9 event in Forest Hills, Queens from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Trees will be planted in MacDonald Park, an area that was gravely affected by the September 2010 tornadoes that tore through New York City, uprooting more than 3,000 trees, damaging cars and peeling roofs from houses.

One Thing That’s Green program represents our commitment to green education and volunteerism.  New Yorkers interested in planting trees on April 9th must register in advance at www.jetblue.com/trees.  Volunteers will be provided breakfast and lunch during the all-day event. The initiative is a part of the public-private partnership between New York Restoration Project and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation through which one million new trees will be planted and cared for across NYC’s five boroughs by 2017.  The initiative has currently planted more than 430,000 trees.

In previous years, more than 1,070 crewmembers and community volunteers have graciously donated their time to plant or donate more than 3,600 trees in Jamaica, Queens and East Harlem.

Posted by in Community | Permalink | Comments (1) | Share on Facebook | Share on Twitter

June 24, 2010

One Thing That’s Green Sweepstakes – ends Friday!

jetting_to_greenAs part of our ongoing efforts to encourage greener living and minimize our carbon footprint, we’re running a One Thing That’s Green Sweepstakes, where we’re giving away some AMAZING prizes, including a one-on-one meeting with renowned mind-body health doctor Deepak Chopra, M.D., an appliance makeover from Amana, a Vespa scooter, an eco-vacation, or one of many other green prizes. Contest ends tomorrow so get your entry in today!

Privacy Policy | Official Rules | Prize Partners | JetBlue

Posted by in Community | Permalink | Comments (0) | Share on Facebook | Share on Twitter