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The City of Phoenix Aviation Department is committed to ensuring the Phoenix airports are Future Friendly and enhance the communities we serve by placing a high emphasis on sustainability – an approach that balances economic vitality with environmental and social responsibility. The Aviation Department’s Sustainability Management Plan serves as the guiding document for incorporating sustainability in airport activities.

Focus Areas: Sustainability is addressed through the following seven key focus areas:

Air Quality

Supporting initiatives to maintain and improve our local air quality.


Policies and Contracts

Integrating economic, environmental, and social sustainability into the Aviation Department’s business practices.



Investing in renewable and energy-efficient technologies to reduce energy consumption and costs.


Waste and Recycling

Reducing waste and increasing recycling opportunities for passengers, airport tenants, and employees.


Working with our neighbors, business partners, and passengers to improve our community.

Water Conservation

Minimizing water consumption for airport operations and landscaping.