The City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation shares its most recent progress on sustainability and resilience in its 2021 Sustainability Annual Report. This report provides information about efforts at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) during 2020 and 2021. The Division of Aviation embraces sustainability in its mission to connect Philadelphia with the world, and seeks to lead the airport industry in sustainability and resilience.
The Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) sustainability and recycling carpet efforts have been recognized by Shaw Contract with a certificate of appreciation. In 2021, PHL recycled 45 tons of carpet, further expanding PHL’s long-term commitment to sustainability in collaboration with Elliot-Lewis and Shaw Contract.
Late last summer, the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation, which operates Ph
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) was recently awarded a $1 million Voluntary Airport Low Emission Program (VALE) grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to install 13 Electric Ground Support Equipment (eGSE) Charging Stations in Terminal E and Cargo City.
In 2019, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) conducted a Climate Vulnerability Assessment (CVA) to better understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change on the airport’s employees, guests, services, surrounding communities, facilities, and assets.
It is an almost universal picture: a young child pointing at the sky as an airplane flies by. But, as we grow older, that sound that once delighted us is now unwanted and even annoying. This nuisance can be especially bothersome if you live near an airport.
2019 was a busy year for Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport’s Sustainability Program. We continued our focus on the areas of Recycling, Energy, Noise, Emissions, and Water (RENEW); consulted our cross-disciplinary Sustainability Committee; and frequently engaged with stakeholders.
“The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.” - Ernest Hemingway
The COVID-19 pandemic has made a noticeable environmental impact at Philadelphia International Airport and around the world, but passengers flying out of PHL will notice the airport’s commitment to sustainability continues.