CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Clarksville Regional Airport was welcomed Aug. 1 as the 122nd organization to complete requirements and join the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program.
Airport Manager John Patterson told Green Ribbon Cutting attendees that through the Green Certification Program the airport has adopted sustainable practices and expanded its list of environmental priorities for the future. Business Development Manager Josh Vaughn attended the Green Certification workshop series in late 2018 and created an environmental policy and plan for the Airport.
Now, in the airport’s main building, occupancy sensors have been installed in the offices and the staff converting to LED lighting. Water use is minimized with low-flow bathroom fixtures. The airport’s new runway, which opened in June, is lit with LED lights that improve visibility for pilots and save on energy. These items help the airport promote its sustainability to the public, employees and tenants, which now includes the Austin Peay State University Rotary Wing Flight School.
“We have meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 100 people and various events throughout the year that bring even larger numbers to the Airport," Vaughn said. "We want to demonstrate that we have a sustainable facility that enhances our natural environment while reducing impacts.”
The airport is on Outlaw Field Road and offers general aviation services to both local and transit users. The airport does not offer commercial flights, but charter flights can be arranged. The main building of the airport is open to the public and contains a permanent collection of original paintings by aviation artist Raymond Waddey. Public meeting and event spaces are available for rental in the main building. A public flight school is also onsite.
To learn more about the airport, its facilities and coming events visit www.clarksvilleregional.com.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program promotes environmental stewardship within Montgomery County. The free Program is open to any organization with a physical location within the County and focuses on expanding recycling and improving resource efficiency. If your organization is interested in learning more about the Program, contact Carlye Sommers at email@example.com or call 931-245-1867. You can also find information about the Program at http://mcgtn.org/green.
At the ribbon cutting ceremony are, from left, Cory Bondurant, Carlye Sommers, James Halford Jr., Doug Jones, Mayor Joe Pitts, John Patterson, Josh Vaughn, Kyle Clements, Sean Michael Horn, Kathy Ochaa-Vidales, Sarah Bielinski and Haley Randell.