Further To Fly: Exploring Air Travel Part II

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Further To Fly: Exploring Air Travel Part II

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Summary

Jim Walsh of American Airlines talks about the sustainability efforts his company is making despite the enormous carbon footprint associated with air travel.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 5:28pm

Last week on Sea Change Radio, we talked about how a single flight can virtually neutralize all the efforts a family makes in a year to reduce their carbon footprint. As individuals, it’s essential that we begin to fly less, but isn’t there something more that the airlines can do, too? This week, Alex Wise interviews Jim Walsh, Managing Director of Corporate Environmental at American Airlines. He explains how early motivations to become more efficient and sustainable stemmed from rising fuel costs and an associated self-interest in saving money. But these seeds of sustainability began to sprout and the airline now boasts a number of employee-informed solutions, including donating used carpets to animal shelters, plans for burning alternative fuels, replacing heavy food carts with lighter ones, and even serving rain-forest certified coffee.

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Keywords: Ethical Production & Consumption | American Airlines | CSR | Sustainable Business | airline | air travel | carbon footprint | jim walsh