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Be the light

By Matt Adams, October 28, 2019

Long after sunset, United Captain Andy King and his fellow Watts of Love volunteers made their way along a jungle path on Ilin Island, off the coast of Mindoro, Philippines. Even with their headlamps, the darkness was stifling. King, a Chicago guy, had never experienced anything like it as he moved precariously with the others through the void. Suddenly, approaching a clearing at the edge of a village, King saw an exhilarating sight: small circles of light dancing in the shadows up ahead.

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New York City celebrates Stonewall 50

By The Hub team, June 10, 2019

Story by Matthew Wexler | Illustration by Made Up | Hemispheres June 2019

This month, New York City celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots—which sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement—and hosts the first WorldPride event to be held in the U.S. Here, five artists and activists who are participating in the festivities share what Pride means to them.

United Airlines t  fly the m st e  -friendly    mmer ial flight  f its kind

By United Airlines

Hist ri "Flight f r the Planet" mbines the use f bi fuel, zer -waste measures and arb n ffsets t signifi antly minimize impa t n the envir nment

United Airlines, a l ngstanding leader am ng all gl bal arriers in envir nmental sustainability is p ised t make hist ry, t m rr w, n W rld Envir nment Day with the departure f the Flight f r the Planet, the m st e -friendly mmer ial flight f its kind in the hist ry f aviati n. n the Flight f r the Planet, United will be me the first kn wn airline t dem nstrate all f the f ll wing key a ti ns n a single mmer ial flight: utilizati n f sustainable aviati n bi fuel; zer abin waste eff rts; arb n ffsetting; and perati nal effi ien ies.

The flight will depart fr m United's h met wn hub f hi ag 'Hare f r its "e -hub" in L s Angeles, where sustainable aviati n bi fuel has helped p wer all the airline's flights fr m the S uthern alif rnia hub sin e 016. The Flight f r the Planet further illustrates United's mmitment t its b ld pledge t redu e its arb n f tprint by 50% by 050.

We team up with Audubon International to save owls in San Francisco

By The Hub team, May 17, 2019

Today, we strengthened our emerging reputation as the world's most environmentally conscious airline by announcing that we are expanding our successful Raptor Relocation Network to our premier West Coast hub, San Francisco International Airport. We are teaming up with Audubon International to trap raptors — primarily barn owls — residing near the airport and resettle these birds of prey at suitable golf course habitats where the species are more likely to thrive.

United supports federal Equality Act

By The Hub team

At United, we recognize, embrace and celebrate the differences that make our customers and employees unique. We're committed to creating an inclusive work environment while contributing to the diverse communities we serve. As a part of this mission, we believe it's important to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by promoting inclusive policies and practices.

United’s eco warrior

By Matt Adams

Environmental Strategy and Sustainability Manager Aaron Stash could be forgiven for having an indulgence or two; after all, he is one of the driving forces behind United's pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent over the next 30 years. Surely doing that much good on a global scale cancels out, say, owning a gas-guzzling sports car or leaving the faucet running while he brushes his teeth.

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