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Airstream Travel Trailers: Silver is Green


If you think about the origins of the Airstream company back in 1931, it was a product that was created to help explore and experience nature more closely and more intimately. That’s driven a lot of the product decisions that have been made over the years. But Airstream’s commitment to nature – and by extension, the environment – really extends far beyond that.

Airstream focuses on reducing the carbon footprint in the manufacturing process, taking a number of steps in recent years to try to reduce that footprint. Steps like installing high efficiency lighting throughout the plant, for one. Airstream has installed high efficiency air compressors, helping offset the greatest source of electrical usage in the manufacturing process. All the water used in our spray booth, where every trailer is tested for leaks, is recycled.

Through these methods, Airstream has managed to reduce our carbon footprint. We can’t fix every problem, but we can certainly do our part to reduce the impact of manufacturing an Airstream.

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This article is one part of a video series about Airstream Travel Trailers. To read additional entries and watch more videos, click one of these links:

Part 01: Beautiful Models, Inside and Out

Part 02: 350 Hours of Craftsmanship, Decades of Experience

Part 03: Quality Materials to Last a Lifetime

Part 04: Daily Adventures, Nightly Comforts

Part 05: The Luxury of Home Everywhere You Go

Part 06: Decades of Innovation

Part 07: A Place for Everything You Need

Part 08: Starting Out with the Bambi

Part 09: Silver is Green — Currently Reading