San Diego International Airport

  • The Good Traveler was founded in 2015 by San Diego International Airport to offer travelers a quick and easy way to make their air travel more sustainable. Today, The Good Traveler is used by over 20 of the busiest and most climate-smart airports in the world and has helped airports and travelers reduce over 117,000 metric tons of carbon.
  • SAN is “carbon neutral” in terms of organizational emissions and currently has 5.5 MW of PV solar and 2MW/4MWh of battery storage installed onsite. SAN also receives 100% renewable and carbon-free grid-delivered electricity and has a fleet of 33 electric buses that transport passengers and employees. The airport also uses renewable diesel for all airside diesel ground support equipment (GSE).
  • SAN’s Food Recovery Program collected nearly 300 meals from the airport’s food and beverage concessionaires for donation and composted approximately 248 tons of food waste. More than 800,000 gallons of stormwater were captured, treated, and reused to maintain temperature control in the terminals. Approximately 100,000 gallons of condensate water dripping from jet bridges were captured and used to brew beer.
  • SAN is proud to provide a protected habitat for the endangered California least tern (CLT), a migrating seabird that finds nesting opportunities along the southeastern property line of the airport. The airport provides the CLT with nesting habitat and easy access to foraging opportunities in nearby San Diego Bay. CLT nesting season at SAN is April to September.