Chicago, IL, 2022-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airports Going Green Awards were introduced in 2010 to recognize and celebrate leadership in sustainability. Seven individuals received accolades for their achievements in sustainable aviation. Since then, the AGG awards have added categories to be inclusive of people, projects, and partners that all contribute to the goal of sustainability at airports.
As Airports Going Green returns to downtown Chicago this fall, the Chicago Department of Aviation and AAAE are seeking nominations for the 2022 AGG Awards. Nominees should embody innovation, leadership, and ambition that inspire peers and stakeholders.
In 2021, the recipients of Airports Going Green Awards were:
- Pioneer in Aviation Sustainability: Robert Horton, Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
- Outstanding Sustainability Program: San Francisco International Airport for Research, Stakeholder Engagement, and Active Delivery of Sustainable Aviation Fuel
- Outstanding Sustainability Infrastructure Development: Integrated Operations Center, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
- Outstanding Sustainability Infrastructure Development: SFO AirTrain Project, San Francisco International Airport
- Outstanding Sustainability Infrastructure Development: PIT Microgrid, Allegheny County Airport Authority
- Outstanding Tenant, Concession, or Vendor Program: US Supply House, Cracking the Plastic Code
Additionally, the Airports Going Green Award Committee awarded two Honorable Mentions:
- Outstanding Individual Leadership: Dan Mann, Executive Director, Louisville Regional Airport Authority
- Outstanding Sustainability Program: Philadelphia International Airport, Division of Aviation Sustainability Program
Nominations will be accepted until September 2nd. Winners will be recognized during the AGG Awards Luncheon on November 15th. For more information regarding AGG award nominations and conference registration please visit airportsgoinggreen.org.
The CDA founded the AGG conference in 2007 to foster information sharing and partnerships among peer airports, aviation thought leaders, and all other stakeholders who share in a vision for aviation sustainability. Co-hosted by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), this annual conference has welcomed attendees to participate in key discussions with airport business partners, government leaders, and top-level speakers from around the world.
Source: Chicago Department of Aviation