Through Southwest Airlines’ Evolve program, a large-scale redesign of all the 737-700 aircraft, the Company replaced the leather seat covers and other interior elements with environmentally friendly materials. The used leather seat covers are being donated to various social enterprises that serve the local community, including Alive & Kicking, who will use the leather to create soccer balls to support education programs that use sports to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and Malaria prevention.

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