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From Earth Day to Every Day: Travel Greener with DFW's Commitment to Net-Zero Carbon

DFW AIRPORT, Texas, April 8, 2024

At Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Earth Day is not just a date on the calendar; it represents our enduring commitment to sustainability. Far beyond one day, DFW is engaging our community in conversations that matter—about the air we all breathe, the water we all drink and the steps the airport is taking to be a better steward of our planet. From customers passing through, to local North Texans or environmental enthusiasts, DFW is inviting everyone to join our mission of creating a more sustainable world.

Along with the airport’s ambitious net-zero pledge is its distinction as the first airport to receive a Global Climate Action award from the United Nations. DFW was also the first airport in North America to reach carbon-neutral status nearly a decade ago, as well as the first airport in the world certified at Level 4+ ‘Transition’ in the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program. These firsts are not just badges of honor but steppingstones in a broader strategy that takes a proactive and comprehensive approach to reducing the airport’s climate impact.

DFW has been busy over the last few years creating a strategy to meet these goals. From transitioning to purchasing 100% renewable energy to embracing next-generation natural gas and electric fleet options, DFW is well on its way to hitting its environmental targets. The airport’s new electric Central Utility Plant (eCUP), due to open next year, will play a major role. Once complete, the eCUP will provide additional capacity for sustainable growth, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, improve local air quality by reducing ozone precursor emissions and lower the plant’s water usage by nearly 30%, compared with today’s systems.

Wondering how you can get involved and learn more this Earth Day and beyond? DFW has resources for educators of all kinds, from teachers to parents and anyone on a quest to share knowledge. Visit DFW’s Earth Day page for directions on how to create STEM lessons covering important topics like composting, rocks and minerals, water and biodiversity, and more. You can also visit the airport’s sustainability page for more on the steps DFW is taking on its net-zero journey.

About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is one of the world’s busiest and most connected airports. Celebrating 50 years of service in 2024, DFW is proud to be not only a major port for North America but also a vital community asset. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, it serves as a major economic engine generating jobs and attracting businesses. DFW is committed to providing exceptional customer service and in 2023 was named the best large airport for customer satisfaction in North America by Airports Council International. A leader in sustainability, DFW is the world’s largest and North America’s first carbon-neutral airport. In 2023, DFW Airport served over 80 million passengers and offered more than 250 global destinations. For more information, visit the DFW website or download the DFW Mobile App for iOS and Android devices.

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