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SAN Concessions are Green

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

In July 2017, San Diego International Airport (SAN) introduced our SAN Green Concessions program which rewards and recognizes airport concessionaires that help reduce water and energy use, minimize waste, and educate their staff and consumers on what green business is all about.

Examples of sustainable business practices at SAN Green Concessions-certified concessionaires include:

  • Recyclable food packaging, beverage containers, and utensils
  • Offering alternatives to single-use plastic water bottles
  • Composting and/or food procurement practices aimed at minimizing waste
  • LED and other types of energy-efficient lighting and equipment to reduce electricity usage
  • Low-flow fixtures and other water conservation techniques

The airport’s Planning and Environmental Affairs and Terminal Operations departments provide support and assistance to concessionaires interested in being certified. The certification is good for one year with the opportunity for renewal. Shops and restaurants at the airport that sign up for this voluntary program receive exclusive marketing and promotional support from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority as well as one-on-one consulting to make their concession more sustainable.

Interested in supporting a sustainable concession? The following businesses have been certified as SAN Green Concessions:

Terminal 1:

  • Bay Books of Coronado
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels – Gate 3
  • Hudson News
  • KUSI News
  • Stellar News Express
  • The Beach House

Terminal 2:

  • Artisan Market
  • Brighton Collectibles – Gate 26
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Camden Food Co.
  • CNBC News San Diego
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels – Pre-Security
  • Gaslamp MarketPlace
  • Hudson News
  • Old Town News & Market
  • Pannikin Coffee & Tea
  • PGA Tour Grill
  • PGA Tour Shop
  • Prado at the Airport – Bar Only
  • Stellar News
  • Tech on the Go
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • United Club
  • Warwick’s of La Jolla

Many of these businesses are open during this time but double-check our SAN Green Concessions webpage just to make sure. Keeping our city beautiful means putting sustainable practices at the forefront of everything we do. Learn more about SAN’s Green Concessions program by visiting