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Earth Day DFW Airport


DFW Airport: The First Carbon Neutral Airport in the Americas

When it comes to reducing our environmental impact, DFW International Airport is taking a balanced approach.

By switching to renewable energy and implementing programs to use less of it, we have dramatically reduced our carbon footprint – and our energy costs. Beneficial results like these make smart business sense too.

Far from finished with our decade-long efforts, we continue to seek out new ways to lessen our impact on the environment each year and set new industry standards.

DFW partners with the regional clean air partnership and campaign, Air North Texas, to collaborate to improve air quality, spread public awareness, and motivate the region to make clean air choices.
DFW has been a member of The Good Traveler program since 2017. This program allows passengers to reduce the impact of their flight by purchasing carbon offsets.
As proud Texans, DFW partners with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to Take Care of Texas by pledging to reduce emissions, conserve energy, use water wisely and recycle.
DFW takes its responsibility to the planet seriously. DFW maintains robust programs to foster the sustainable use of natural resources, the efficient use of energy and the prevention of pollution.
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"Is bottled water bad for us?"

Answer: The water inside bottled water is safe to drink but buying lots of water that’s in plastic bottles is NOT great for the planet. The real problem is producing and throwing away all that plastic.

Molly M.

Grade 5

"Since global warming is affecting the polar bears, how can we help them to not go extinct?"

Answer: We can all contribute to reducing climate change, and therefore help polar bears and other endangered species, by reducing the amount of polluting gas emissions from burning fossil fuels, such as coal and oil.

Tess S.

Grade 6

"Which animal group makes up the largest percentage of the world’s organisms?"

Answer: In terms of numbers of species, insects certainly represent the largest percentage of the world’s organisms and in numbers of individuals, the answer may be ants. There are 14,000 known species of ants and they all form ant colonies.

Shelly P.

Grade 9