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Taking a Stand on Climate Change

In another first, SAN became the first airport in the country to sign the Climate Declaration and call on federal and state lawmakers to address climate change.

Last February, at the U.S. Climate Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay,  SAN joined an impressive list of leading California businesses and organizations who have signed the pledge, including Apple, SolarCity and Sungevity.

This was an easy decision for the Airport Authority.  SAN was first major airport in the U.S. to adopt a formal sustainability policy in 2008, and the first to publish an annual Sustainability Report based on Global Reporting Initiative guidelines in 2012.

The Airport Authority’s numerous sustainability initiatives also include a commitment to achieving LEED certification in all new construction and an ongoing effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Other San Diego-based companies and organizations that stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Airport Authority in signing the Climate Declaration include Sapphire Energy, Sullivan Solar, Renovate America and CleanTech San Diego, a trade association and clean tech cluster representing 800 clean tech companies.

The Climate Declaration was created in 2013 by Ceres, a nonprofit sustainability advocacy organization, and its business network, Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy.

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