Chicago Department of Aviation
Airports Going Green Award Recipients Announced

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Airports Going Green award. This prestigious award recognizes the value of each project, as well as the project sponsors' outstanding leadership in pursuit of sustainability within the aviation industry.  Made from reclaimed wood, these beautiful awards will be presented by Commissioner Andolino at the 4th Annual Airports Going Green Conference in Chicago, during the luncheon on Monday, October 31.


The 2011 Airports Going Green Award Recipients are:

  • Hartsfield-Jackson International Atlanta Airport: Sustainable Food Court Initiative Pilot
  • Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport: Sustainable Airport Master Plan
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport: Energy Management Program
  • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport: New LEED Registered Terminal
  • Denver International Airport: Photovoltaic Power Installations
  • United Airlines:   Corporate Sustainability Initiatives and Support for Sustainability within the Aviation Industry

Each year, the CDA calls for nominees that embrace the spirit and intent of Chicago's industry-leading Sustainable Airport Manual (SAM). Many great nominations were received; it is with pleasure that we recognize this year's six award recipients. The Airports Going Green conference is the aviation industry's leading sustainability forum, bringing sustainability leaders and innovators together from all over the U.S. and around the world. Several of this year's Airports Going Green award recipients will also be presenting.


To view this year's agenda and to register, visit A significant way to demonstrate your company's commitment to the aviation industry is by becoming a sponsor of this event. By doing so, you will be expressing your company's dedication to promoting environmental excellence through education. For sponsorship availability, contact Gwen Papineau Basaria, AAAE at (703) 824-0500, ext. 187.