JetBlue Earth Month Program Offers Organizations Grants to Preserve Local Natural Spaces

By Anna Breuer on 3 April 2019
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DSC_0453JetBlue Airways announced the start of its annual GreenUp environmental campaign in honor of Earth Month, which takes place every April.

Earth Month is celebrating its 49th year and began in 1969 as Global Cleanup Month, an idea by high-school student Brad Follett, who in 1970 changed the name to Earth Month.

As part of its JetBlue for Good program, the airline is accepting nominations of non-profits to receive grants of up to $20,000. The grants are focused on organizations that have a commitment to the local environment and are working to preserve natural spaces.

“JetBlue focuses on reducing our environmental impact all year long,” said the airline’s director of corporate social responsibility, Icema Gibbs. “Earth Month is a great time to remind our customers and crewmembers that it will take a joint effort to preserve our local natural spaces.”

Those making nominations will have receive carbon offsets in their name made by the airline.

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