Airports Going Green Awards

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Airports Going Green Award. This prestigious award recognizes the contributions of each outstanding project, program, or person in pursuit of sustainability within the aviation industry. Made from reclaimed wood, these awards will be presented by Chicago Department of Aviation Deputy Commissioner of Environment Aaron Frame at the 10th Annual Airports Going Green Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Congratulations to the 2017 Airports Going Green Award Recipients! 

Sam Mehta



2017 James M. Crites Aviation
Sustainability Pioneer Award 



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, Captain, 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 Airports Going Green Award 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

Thank you to our Evaluation Committee:

Paul Bowers, Publisher for Airport Improvement Magazine (AI)
Aileen Cho, Senior Editor of Transportation for Engineering News-Record (ENR)
Kris Russell, Environmental Program Manager, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
Denise Pronk, Program Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Schiphol Group
Melissa Solberg, Sustainability Manager, Tampa International Airport
Brendan Reed, Director, Planning & Environmental Affairs, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Scott Morrissey, Senior Director, Sustainability, Denver International Airport
Lyne Michaud, Environment and Sustainability, Assistant Director, Aeroports de Montreal 
Gene Peters, Director, Ricondo and Associates
Sara Christen-Hassert, Senior Managing Consultant, Landrum & Brown
To see past award recipients and honorable mention recipients, click here.