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Each year, the Chicago Department of Aviation is proud to celebrate sustainability accomplishments in the aviation industry by recognizing projects, programs, initiatives and individuals that exemplify sustainability leadership.

The Airports Going Green Conference and Awards Program were established with the belief that industry sharing and recognition are key elements to advancing sustainability achievement and innovation.

Congratulations to the 2023 Airports Going Green Award Recipients!​​​​​

2023 Airports Going Green Awards:

James M. Crites Pioneer in Aviation Sustainability

  • Lyne Michaud, Aéroports de Montreal

Outstanding Individual Leadership

  • Erin Cooke, San Francisco International Airport

Outstanding Airport Leadership

  • El Dorado International Airport

Outstanding Sustainability Program

  • Iride Inglewood, Los Angeles World Airports
  • On-site Organic Waste Processing, Melbourne International Airport

Outstanding Airline Program

  • Sustainable Flight Fund, United Airlines Ventures

Honorable Mentions

  • Access Electrification Project, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
  • Airport Composting Program, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • Chad Makovsky, A.A.E., ACE, IACE, Director of Aviation Services, City of Phoenix
  • Master Plan Phase 1, Tampa International Airport
  • Runway Reconstruction, Jackson Hole Airport