Robins Air Force Base helps keep Central Georgia humming, but being the state's largest employer also means it's also a big source of pollution.
Otis Hicks, the base's director of civil engineers, says Robins has been working with Middle Georgia's clean air coalition to make sure its a part of the solution and not the problem. For Robins, that's," anything that could impact our ability to grow, the ability to handle new work loads..."
He says so far the base has placed idling restrictions for all vehicles coming through the gates,
maintained the BIRD or Buses Into Robins Daily shuttle program, and is now working on a new solar farm.
"That is to enable us to provide electricity back to the grid through an alternative means of fuel instead of fossil fuels," Hicks said.