• Pearson Connects to the Environment

    Toronto Pearson is the first airport in North America to achieve Level 3 Carbon Neutrality from the Airport Carbon Accreditation program. One way we’re helping to ensure cleaner air for our communities is through a widespread electric vehicle charging program.

    Toronto Pearson’s 36 electric vehicle charging stations are free* for passenger and community use and mean area drivers can charge up before heading off.

  • Every large operation needs someone to protect the surrounding environment. At Toronto Pearson, it's Derek.

    “After briefly running my own engineering services business and then working as a tax collector for a while, I started here in 1996. I consider myself the current steward of the environment program at Toronto Pearson.

    We monitor and help manage the airport’s environmental impacts through initiatives focused on three major areas: climate change, maintaining a healthy environment and moving towards a circular economy. Everything is guided by our Environmental Management System, which helps focus our time and resources on the impacts that are most significant at the airport. We develop programs to impact neighbouring communities like our annual creek cleanup in the spring and airport honeybee apiary, YYbeeZ.

    The best part of my day is when I can get out in the creek valleys and feel like I’m not even at the airport. You can be so close to the airfield and on the border of Mississauga, the Region of Peel and the City of Toronto and you feel like you’re completely removed from all of it. I’m still a kid at heart and I love being able to be outdoors and watch planes.

    If I could offer a suggestion to travellers, an easy way to reduce your footprint is to bring a water bottle when travelling and refill it at a filling station around the terminal.”

    Derek, Manager of Environmental Services, GTAA