Aruba Airport Authority N.V. and Wings of Hope contribute to Earth Day 2022
ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) and Wings of Hope (WoH) proudly contributed to the Aruban Community on Earth Day 2022.
April 22nd marked the 52nd annual Earth Day and is recognized as a day to shed light on the ongoing and emerging global environmental concerns and the importance of change in human behavior and our contribution towards protecting the environment. Sustainability is one of the Aruba Airport Authority’s strategic pillars and a guiding principle for the company. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are anchored in the purpose, vision, values, and strategies of the organization.
This year’s Earth Day theme is “Invest in our Planet,” and based on SDG 15 Life on Land, AAA is proudly contributing to the environment through two very important projects. AAA has partnered up with Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba (FPNA) for the development of their “Cas di Cultivo,” an integral part of their Flora Biodiversity Enhancement & Climate Resilient Program, which was officially inaugurated on April 22, 2022. This program entails the cultivation of native and endemic flora species which will be planted in a closed off botanical garden network to be created and maintained by FPNA, serving as a haven for local flora and fauna and as an example of sustainable gardening practices.
As part of WoH’s Environment/Sustainable Airport Community goal, WoH organized a beach cleanup on Saturday morning, April 23, 2022 together with Scubble Bubbles with more than 75 participants from the Airport Community, Grupo Scout Ora Ubao, family members, and friends who helped clean the area at Rincon Beach. AAA would like to particularly thank ABC Project Venture for providing a large waste container at the location where participants were able to dispose of the waste collected.
AAA hopes to positively influence other companies to also take steps towards making a difference in the Aruban Community.