It is no secret that airplanes, much like cars, emit too many greenhouse gases. However, airports can take steps and make an effort to decrease their environmental footprints by adopting green building practices and recycling programs. An airport can lessen its impact on the environment through a variety of ways.
One environmentally friendly tactic that some airports have been putting to good use is the implementation of wind turbines. Boston Logan International Airport has a fleet of 20 miniature wind turbines, each of which generates 100,000 kilowatt-hours every year. Though this is only 3% of the energy that the building needs, that is at least 3% less impact on the environment. If all airports could do this, the method would surely add up. East Midlands Airport in England has also installed two wind turbines, making it the first airport in the United Kingdom to do this.