Last month, during Canadian Environment Week, Sea Island-based Harbour Air Seaplanes was named winner of the 2015 Clear Skies Award by Vancouver Airport Authority.
The Clear Skies Awards is YVR’s annual environmental awards program, designed to recognize Sea Island businesses that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, improving its environmental footprint through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, portable water consumption and waste or improving the ecosystem on Sea Island.
Harbour Air has demonstrated its environmental responsibility for seaplanes and aviation around the world for more than 30 years. In 2011, it became the first airline in North America to achieve complete carbon neutrality in both flight service and corporate operations.
To date, the airline has offset close to 60,000 tonnes of carbon, an equivalent of taking approximately 12,600 cars off the road.
Harbour Air also implemented a ticketless airline system where travel confirmations are sent by email and re-usable boarding passes are utilized.
Harbour Air’s commitment to Sea Island’s ecosystem includes participating in City of Richmond’s Partners for Beautification, a program focused at educating and empowering volunteers to clean up the Fraser River.
Congratulations, Harbour Air!