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Happy SANiversary, SAN Green Concessions Program!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Time flies here at SAN! This summer marks the completion of the first year of the SAN Green Concessions Program—a voluntary awards and recognition program designed to help our food and beverage and retail shops implement sustainable business practices.

In July 2017, SAN launched the Green Concessions Program with the hopes of educating and supporting concessionaires in actively pursuing excellence in environmental, social, and financial objectives. The Airport Authority sought more efficient business operations, reduced business costs, improved employee health and morale, and education for concessionaires operating at SAN. The program is voluntary and administered by the Authority's Planning and Environmental Affairs and Revenue Management Departments.

Participants in the program have completed a variety of measures such as expanding their recycling, selling reusable bags, transitioning to BPA-free receipts, switching to green cleaning products, hosting employee trainings, selling green products, and installing LED bulbs. In order to be certified, concession managers received one-on-one sustainability coaching and went through an application process that acknowledged actions they were already implementing, and at times, added new initiatives.

Thus far, the program has successfully certified 38 storefronts—that is 46% of all concessions at SAN! Today, these participants are in the process of being re-certified for Year 2 and are expected to re-evaluate what they are doing and identify strategies on how to improve.

Next time you visit us, look for the SAN Green Concession logo wherever you shop or dine!


Our latest list of certified Green Concessions Includes:

  • 10 News (Terminal 1: Gate 1)

  • Bay Books of Coronado (Terminal 1: Pre-security)

  • Be Relax Spa (Terminal 2: Gate 26 and Gate 36)

  • Brighton Collectibles (Terminal 2: Security Corridor)

  • Camden Food Co. (Terminal 2: Gate 47)

  • CNBC Express (Terminal 2: Pre-security and Gate 35)

  • Ciao Gourmet Market (Terminal 1: Pre-security, Gate 1, and Gate 4)

  • Craft Brews on 30th Street (Terminal 1: Gate 1)

  • Einstein Bros. Bagels (Terminal 1: Gate 3, Terminal 2: Pre-security)

  • Gaslamp Quarter News (Terminal 2: Gate 48)

  • Hudson News (Terminal 1: Gate 10, Terminal 2: Gate 37)

  • KUSI News (Terminal 1: Gate 18)

  • Lindbergh Field News (Terminal 2: Pre-security)

  • Old Town News & Market (Terminal 2: Gate 26)

  • Pannikin Coffee & Tea (Terminal 2: Gate 38)

  • Pacifica Breeze Caf√© (Terminal 1: Pre-Security)

  • PGA TOUR Grill (Terminal 2: Gate 36)

  • PGA TOUR Shop (Terminal 2: Security Corridor)

  • Prado at the Airport (Terminal 2: Gate 26)

  • Ryan Bros. Coffee (Terminal 1: Ticketing area, Terminal 2: Baggage claim area)

  • Saffron Thai (Terminal 2: Sunset Cove)

  • SANd News (Terminal 2: Pre-security)

  • Stellar News Express (Terminal 1: Pre-security, Terminal 2: Gate 39)

  • Stone Brewing (Terminal 2: Gate 36)

  • Tech on the Go (Terminal 1: Pre-security)

  • The Beach House (Terminal 1: Pre-security)

  • United Club (Terminal 2: Gate Mezzanine)

  • U.S. News (Terminal 2: Gate 23)

  • Warwick's of La Jolla (Terminal 2: Gate 47)

  • Where Traveler (Terminal 1: Pre-security)