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Hartsfield-Jackson, Delta, environmental group to Change the Course and restore 30 million gallons of water

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials, in partnership with Delta Air Lines and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, announced the launch of Change the Course, a yearlong water conservation and restoration initiative.

Through education and awareness, this initiative aims to restore 30 million gallons over the next year to Georgia’s waterways. This includes the Flint River, which flows directly under the Airport. “This is an exciting time for the world’s busiest airport,” said Airport General Manager Roosevelt Council, Jr. “As part of our continuing commitment to sustainability initiatives, this presents a tremendous opportunity for us to engage our customers directly and get them involved in our conservation efforts.

Change the Course is a first-of-its-kind initiative that involves the business community and the public in restoring water to the state’s ecosystem.” “Conserving water is something we all can and should play a role in,” said Delta Senior Vice President John Laughter. “This partnership with our hometown airport, the world’s busiest, directly supports a key water source in the region while giving employees and customers traveling through ATL from around the world a tangible way to play a role in replenishing water sources across North America.”

By simply texting “ATL” to 474747 or refilling water bottles at specially marked water stations, the Airport’s more than 104 million annual passengers can help change the course of history, restoring the Flint River and other major river systems.