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Employees team up with California State Parks Foundations for Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup

By The Hub team

This past Earth Day, employees teamed up with the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) for its 20th Annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup. CSPF is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting, improving and advocating for all of California's 280 state parks. The annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup provides an opportunity for California communities to do something meaningful for the planet.

Employees from various divisions, including operations, human resources, customer service, finance and community affairs, came together to help with environmental improvement projects. Working at two project sites in California, employees volunteered to perform much-needed maintenance to the preservation and upkeep of state parks.

At Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Los Angeles, employees worked to eradicate a hillside of non-native plants and plant over 50 new native shrubs, grass and cacti. The overlook and hiking trails provide breathtaking, panoramic views of the Los Angeles Basin, the Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountains.

In San Francisco, employees gathered at Sunrise Point in Candlestick Point Recreation Area — the future home to one of only two urban campsites in the city. The point provides sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, the East Bay and San Bruno Mountain. While there, employees planted local native plants to support ecological diversity, weeded and removed invasive plants and species, and removed several pounds of trash.

These vital conservation efforts aid State parks in the face of natural disasters. Thanks to CSPF and the volunteers, the parks are better able to cope with wildfires, drought and other environmental impacts. Employees were able to unite in the stewardship of California's state parks, and make lasting friendships while connecting with nature.

You can learn more about California State Parks Foundation and its efforts to preserve and improve California's state parks on their website.

United cargo-only flights transport critical goods

By The Hub team

When the pandemic began, United Cargo knew it would be critical to utilize its fleet, network and industry-leading pharmaceutical handling processes to transport a COVID-19 vaccine when the time came.

Connecting vaccines to the world: United responds to mass distribution effort

December 22, 2020

On November 27, United Airlines became the first commercial airline to safely deliver the first batch of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine into the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between United's cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations, regulatory and legal teams.

Now as the entire shipping and logistics industry bands together to widely distribute vaccines, United is leveraging all of its flights, including cargo-only and those carrying passengers, to transport millions of vaccines to destinations throughout our network, including Honolulu, Guam and Saipan – the first of any carrier to do so.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Airline and its customers use crowdsourcing platform - Miles on a Mission - to donate more than 11 million miles for charities like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care
By United Newsroom, December 01, 2020

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United is inviting MileagePlus members to give back on Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season by donating miles to nearly 40 non-profits through United Airlines' crowdsourcing platform, Miles on a Mission. Non-profits like Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care are attempting to raise a total of more than 11 million miles to be used for travel for life-saving health care, continued education, humanitarian aid and more. United will match the first 125,000 miles raised for each of these organizations to help ensure they meet their goals.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Why we fly

By The Hub team, November 27, 2020

In October 2019, we launched a first-of-its-kind airline miles donation platform, Miles on a Mission. In the inaugural year, MileagePlus members donated over 70 million miles, with United matching over 20 million miles, to 51 organizations. These miles have allowed for these organizations to do important, life-changing, life-saving work in the communities we serve around the globe.

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