Airports Going Green 2018 extends deadline for Sustainability Award Nominations

Airports Going Green 2018 extends deadline for Sustainability Award Nominations

  • Airports Going Green 2018
  • Call for Sustainability Award Nominations

Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Each year, the Airports Going Green (AGG) conference recognizes and celebrates sustainability in the aviation industry. As the 2018 AGG conference approaches, the nomination period for this year’s awards is open, and has been extended through August 6, 2018.

You are invited to nominate projects, programs, initiatives, or individuals that exemplify sustainability leadership in the aviation industry.Self-nominations are acceptable!  Nominees should demonstrate leadership, innovation, and embrace the ideal of the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit.

Nomination forms are available online at

Submissions will be accepted through August 6, 2018.

The announcement of the winners will be on October 8, 2018 via the AGG website.

The Awards are presented annually at the Airports Going Green Conference. The 2018 conference will be held November 4-7, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center. From 2007-2015 the Airports Going Green Conference was held in Chicago and co-hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). Since its beginning, the Conference has successfully addressed the environmental, economic, and social aspects of sustainability, and is a proven formula for highlighting the latest innovations in the aviation industry. Progressively growing in attendance and popularity since 2007, the conference has been held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2016), and Dallas, Texas (2017).

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The Airports Going Green Awards were established with the firm belief that industry recognition is a key element to fostering sustainability achievement and innovation. Made of reclaimed wood, these awards are a lasting testament to the awardee’s commitment to sustainability within the aviation industry.

Submit a nomination today!

2017 Awardees:

  • James M. Crites Pioneer in Aviation Award: Sam Mehta, Environmental Services Manager, San Francisco International Airport
  • Denver International Airport, Hotel and Transit Center Project
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport/Wayne County Airport Authority, Reconstruction of Runway 4L-22R and Associated Taxiways
  • Farmer’s Fridge, Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  • John Kulikowski, United States Air Force, Chief, Airfield Pavement Evaluation Team
  • London Gatwick Airport, Recycling and Renewable Energy Facility
  • Swedavia Airports, Sustainable Aviation Fuel & Fly Green Fund
  • Tampa International Airport, Be WELL Health and Wellness Campaign
  • Vancouver Airport Authority, Project Green YVR: Climate Smart Partnership

2017 Honorable Mentions:

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Sustainable Food Court Initiative
  • Meacham International Airport, Fort Worth, Texas, Administration Building Renovation
  • Orlando International Airport Sustainability Initiatives, Under the Leadership of Judith-Ann Jarrette, Recycling Rangers; Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal F Baggage Claim Building
  • Port Authority of New York and Jersey, John F. Kennedy International Airport – TWA Flight Center Hotel Facility
  • JFKIAT, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Terminal 4 Sustainability Initiatives and Operations/Maintenance Practices
  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport, Organic Solid Waste Management
  • Sacramento International Airport, 7.9 MW PV Facility
  • San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Sustainability Initiatives, The Good Traveler Program; Green Concessions Program
  • Chicago Midway International Airport, Runway 13C-31C Rehab and EMAS Replacement

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Source: CDA