Green LAX

LAX in Motion | Photo courtesy of Ken Shelton, Flickr

Los Angeles is always on the move, and that means its bustling airports have a particular interest in green initiatives that will keep the city’s skies blue. The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) maintains a continuous commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of its airports as well as mitigate their environmental impact and Mayor Villaraigosa is behind them every step of the way with a solid commitment to keeping Los Angeles on track to stay one of the nation’s greenest cities.

Beyond building connections between divisions to improve accountability and productivity, some of LAWA’s successes include: no violations of air quality regulations at any LAWA airports, successful verification of Greenhouse Gas Reporting expertise, extensive training of staff in hazardous substance and waste management and maintenance of Emergency Contingency Plans and Spill Prevention Control. LAWA has made exceptional efforts to promote native habitats on LAWA property, completed the Annual Monitoring Survey for the endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly, and restored eight acres of native grassland and thirteen acres of coastal sage scrub habitat at the Three Sisters Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. This year, LAWA has its eyes on even more eco success. So rest assured, when you fly in and out of Los Angeles airports, the people behind the scenes are doing everything they can to make your trip a green one.