The T5 Green Experience at JFK; JetBlue Built a 24,000 square foot Farm

Aug 2, 2016 9:15 AM ET
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THE T5 GREEN EXPERIENCE

Too often airports are concrete jungles. We don’t think people should be detached from nature just because they are waiting for a flight.

FARM-TO-AIR

In 2015, JetBlue revealed a first-of-itskind 24,000 square foot airport farm at JFK’s Terminal 5 (T5). The project is a partnership with nonprofit partner GrowNYC to promote local agriculture and enrich the airport customer experience with green space.

An environmental resource for the community, the farm provides produce that JetBlue distributes out to City Harvest and food banks in Queens and Brooklyn. Our produce includes more than 2,000 pounds of blue potatoes annually and other plants such as kale, carrots, leeks, arugula, beets, garlic, mint, basil and other herbs. 

ROOFTOP PARK

Also in 2015, JetBlue unveiled a 4,046 square foot landscaped park, postsecurity on the roof of T5. Open to all customers traveling through T5, the green space features native plants, seating, a children’s play area and the first post-security dog walk on a USA airport rooftop. 

T5 Farm Donations

  • 600 POUNDS OF BLUE POTATOES
  • 85 POUNDS OF HERBS
  • 100 CREWMEMBERS VOLUNTEERED BY WEEDING AND HARVESTING HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF PRODUCE ALL HARVESTED AND DONATED TO LOCAL NYC FOOD BANKS

T5: Energy Smart Innovation

At JetBlue’s state-of-the-art T5 terminal at JFK, we’ve made significant investments to deliver both exceptional customer experiences and great environmental performance.

  • Strategic window placement, light monitors and daylight sensors increase natural lighting and reduce energy.
  • Reflective roofing repels solar radiation and reduces cooling needs.
  • Smart heating and cooling systems save energy and maintain customer comfort.

 

To learn more about JetBlue’s long-term responsibility platform and to view the full report, visit www.jetblue.com/green/reporting.

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