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ACI-NA Rewards Airports’ Environmental Efforts

Gerald R. Ford International (GRR), Port Columbus International (CMH), San Diego International (SAN) and San Francisco International (SFO) have received the 2014 Airports Council International-North America Environmental Achievement Awards.

The awards recognize airports that strive to protect the environment through dedicated programs, initiatives and projects.

“Each year, North American airports strive to design and implement better and more comprehensive strategies to protect and preserve the environment,” says Kevin Burke, ACI-NA president and CEO. “Protecting the environment is more than just the right thing to do, it also makes great business sense because we know that green and sustainable business habits reduce operating costs.”

ACI-NA annually presents up to five awards recognizing outstanding achievements in the areas of environmental management, mitigation, outreach, education and community involvement, innovative/special projects and, new this year, peer recognition for outstanding individual contribution and leadership.

SAN received the Environmental Management award for The Green Build expansion project; GRR won the Outreach, Education and Community Involvement award for its Deicing 101: Educating West Michigan Program; SFO earned the Mitigation Award for its West-of-Bayshore San Francisco Garter Snake Recovery Action Plan; and CMH received the Special/Innovative Projects Award for sustainable solutions implemented while replacing a runway.

The new Peer Recognition award was given to Mary L. Vigilante from Synergy Consultants Inc. for her contribution to ACI-NA’s environmental committee’s National Environmental Policy Act Working Group.