New Sustainability Newsletter Now Available!

Fall is here and along with some beautiful mild weather and colorful foliage (at least in D.C.!), we have the latest edition of the Sustainability Newsletter now available!  The Sustainability Working Group, led by Chair Cynthia Parker (PHX) and Co-Chair Emily Sing (SFO), along with dedicated member Gene Peters (Ricondo & Associates) have produced yet another informative and entertaining publication that is essential reading for anyone who wants to be up to date on the latest in airport sustainability initiatives!   A special thanks also goes to Casey Venzon and Margaret Johnsen from Ricondo & Associates for their contributions to the newsletter as well.  

Some highlights from this edition include: an update on FAA's Airport Recycling Guidance document from Janell Barrilleaux, Environmental Program Manager, FAA Northwest Mountain Region; a "Green Spotlight" on Boston Logan International Airport for their consolidated rental car facility, CNG bus fleet, wind turbines and more; green cleaning efforts at Clark County Department of Aviation; an ACRP update on Synthesis 53, " Outcomes of Green Initiatives: Large Airport Experiences"; a preview of all the exciting sessions and activities at the Airports Going Green Conference in Chicago, IL next week; and finally, a feature on the 2014 ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Award winners.  Its a packed newsletter this month!

Lastly, as the Environmental Affairs Committee Secretary, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to both Cynthia and Emily for their leadership, hard work and enthusiasm for sustainability issues as the outgoing leaders of the working group.  Both Cynthia and Emily have kept sustainability a focus for our committee and more broadly within ACI-NA, leading the effort to reach out to other committees on areas of mutual interest such as energy efficiency and economic benefits of sustainability.  The main reason why ACI-NA is as successful an organization as it is, is because of dedicated members like you who volunteer your time and expertise for the advancement of the industry as a whole.  I know the working group will be in excellent hands with incoming Chair Paul Manasjan (SAN), but it will be very hard to fill your shoes!  Thank you!

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