April 29, 2015

Sea-Tac Airport recognizes Green Gateway Environmental Excellence Award winner

Seattle - The Port of Seattle Commission awarded its fifth Annual Green Gateway Environmental Excellence Award to HMSHost for their accomplishments in waste reduction and energy conservation at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The successes included reducing solid waste by 15,000 pounds, annual energy savings of over 34,350 watts, and leading all participants in Sea-Tac’s food bank donation program by donating 20,106 lbs. of food, which translates into approximately 309 meals weekly.

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April 24, 2015

Virgin America celebrates Earth Day in the air and on the ground with CarbonFund.org Foundation And NatureBridge

San Francisco - Virgin America, the only California-based airline and the first domestic carrier to offer flyers the ability to offset the environmental impact of their flights while at 35,000 feet, will match all onboard donations made by guests today through April 30, 2015, via the airline's "Make a Difference" platform* on its seatback entertainment system. For every traveler who offsets the carbon footprint of their flight via the airline's Red seatback entertainment platform, Virgin America will make a matching donation to both the nation's leading nonprofit carbon offset provider: Carbonfund.org Foundation and the airline's nonprofit environmental science education provider: NatureBridge. Since 2008, Virgin America flyers have offset over 15 million pounds of carbon emission through the airline's simple onboard offset option housed on its touch-screen seatback entertainment platform. The airline is also teaming up with NatureBridge to support restoration projects focused on shoreline clean-up and preservation projects at sites like Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands. Across the country, Virgin America teammates in other cities also are participating in local environmental clean-up events in support of Earth Day throughout April.

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