As a major contributor to the regional economy — and the agency responsible for addressing the San Diego region’s air transportation needs — the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is committed to ensuring that San Diego International Airport is a responsible environmental leader in the community. The Airport Authority is a founding member of the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership and works with other environmental leaders in the region to support, plan and carry out important environmental initiatives. At San Diego International Airport itself, the Airport Authority oversees a number of initiatives related to reducing the airport’s impact on the environment.

High on the Airport Authority’s priority list is a strong commitment to recycling. The Airport Authority has been presented with the city of San Diego’s Recycler of the Year award in recognition of its single-stream recycling program and its outreach efforts to educate airport concessionaires, tenants and staff about recycling. The airport’s Recycling Guide was developed to describe and promote the single-stream recycling program. It is a bilingual English-Spanish brochure with useful information about what can and cannot go in recycling containers at the airport.

Recycling is on center stage this year with the recent passage of the city of San Diego’s new recycling ordinance.  Companies and residences large and small need to be aware of the ordinance’s new requirements, designed to help America’s Finest City one day become America’s Greenest City. The Airport Authority is proud to be joining with the city of San Diego, on behalf of the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership, to present Coming Clean, Going Green! – A Waste Reduction & Recycling Workshop to be held January 29, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The purpose of this workshop is to help businesses and organizations in their resource management by showing them how to develop and implement waste reduction plans and programs. Small to large companies and venues will be presenting various waste reduction programs, as well as tips on what worked or didn’t work for them. At the workshop, businesses can also find out how the city’s recycling ordinance affects them and how best to comply, as well tips on how to “save some green!”

Who should attend? Any size business or organization interested in reducing their carbon footprint!  Local government agencies, non-profits and recycling and waste companies are also encouraged to attend.

For more information, download the Coming Clean, Going Green flyer or register online here.

The Airport Authority looks forward to continuing its work with environmental leaders in the community to help make our region cleaner, greener . . . and a better home for future generations.


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