December Sustainability Newsletter Now Available!

The Environmental Affairs Committee Sustainability Working Group has released the fifth Sustainability Newsletter!  As usual, a big thanks to the Working Group co-Chairs, Cynthia Parker of Phoenix Sky-Harbor, Gene Peters of Ricondo & Associates, and incoming Working Group co-Chair Emily Sing of San Francisco International Airport for putting together this edition! Thanks to all the guest contributors as well - their insight helps to make this publication a great way to stay up to day on the latest sustainability initiatives in the industry!

The December 2013 edition features San Diego International Airport in the "Green Airport Spotlight" for their comprehensive "Green Build" initiative.  San Diego was one of the first to jump on the sustainability bandwagon with a Board-adopted sustainability policy back in 2008.  Since then, their approach has been based on three main principles: education of both airport staff and the public about the benefits of sustainability initiatives, obtaining leadership buy-in, and considering total cost of ownership of projects.  The $907 million dollar project not only increased the efficiency and sustainability of San Diego International Airport, including a LEED Gold certified Receiving and Distribution Center, it provided much many high quality jobs to the community.  Pick up a copy of the newsletter or visit to learn more about this impressive initiative! 

Is that an airport or a petting zoo?? In this edition, the editors have gathered stories from around the country about how airports are getting creative in using our animal friends to provide environmentally-friendly solutions to everything from vegetation control and wildlife management to stress reduction and community engagement.  It turns out that our four-legged, winged and scaled friends have a lot to offer our industry!   

Don't miss the updates on a number of environmental ACRP projects and FAA initiatives in this month's edition as well!

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December 2013 Newsletter

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