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Awesome AUS is carbon-neutral

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Tai Moses

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has been working hard to minimize its impacts on the environment. So hard, in fact, that the airport is one of just four airports in North America to reach carbon neutrality, attaining a Level 3+ Accreditation from an industry airport carbon accreditation program. According to a press release from the city, a Level 3+ accreditation means AUS “has reduced its emissions as much as possible and successfully offset residual emissions by investing in and implementing projects that reduce carbon dioxide.” Assistant City Manager Gina Fiandaca called the accreditation “a significant milestone for our city.” Jacqueline Yaft, AUS chief executive officer, added, “AUS is proud to be the first medium-sized North American airport to achieve carbon neutrality. As our airport develops and grows to meet the needs of our community, we will continue our commitment to carbon neutrality and environmental stewardship through innovative collaboration with our partners, and by incorporating sustainable design and green development.”

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