While Delta Air Lines takes the steps necessary toward understanding the complexity of their total water footprint globally, they continue to make incremental efforts that help positively impact water quality and restoration in the communities they serve. In June 2017 Delta Air Lines and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) announced a partnership with Change the Course aimed at driving awareness around water conservation and restoration.
How They Inspire
Change the Course signs are posted throughout Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport inviting and inspiring customers and employees to join in and help to replenish waterways across North America by simply texting the word “Delta” or “ATL” to 474747, or by refilling a reusable water bottle at water filling stations in throughout the terminals.
Change the Course restores 1,000 gallons of water for every text received, and will match gallon-for-gallon on bottle refills. The partnership aims to restore approximately 30 million gallons of water overall.
The Impact They’re Making
Funding from Delta supports projects such as the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District in helping farmers to increase production while using less water from the Flint River, which runs near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of Delta’s major hubs.