DFW International Airport named “North Texas Clean Air Champion”
The North Texas Commission announced the winners of the 2012 “Working for Clean Air Awards,” and named DFW International Airport this year’s “North Texas Clean Air Champion.” In its eighth year, the awards program recognizes organizations in the region that demonstrate outstanding efforts to improve local air quality. More than 30 organizations representing over 135,000 employees in the North Texas region applied for the award this year. The winners were announced Nov. 1 at a reception at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.
Ron Curry, the new Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 provided a keynote address with State Rep. Linda Harper Brown providing opening remarks. Energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens addressed the audience in a video welcome, applauding the region for its efforts to work together for cleaner air.
Here are the Working for Clean Air Award winners:
- DFW International Airport – North Texas Clean Air Champion
- Coca-Cola Refreshments – President’s Award for Corporate Policy Excellence
- City of Dallas – Public Sector, Over 1,000 Employees
- City of Fort Worth – Most Innovative
- City of Richardson – Public Sector, Under 1,000 Employees
- eVgo – Private Sector, Under 100 Employees
- Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) – Best Large Fleet Operations
- Huitt-Zollars, Inc. – Private Sector, 101-500 Employees
- Internal Revenue Service – Best Commuter Initiatives
- McShan Florist – Best Small Fleet Operations
- Sabre Holdings – Private Sector, Over 500 Employees
- Texas Instruments – Best Business Operations
- University of North Texas – Best University
- University of Texas at Arlington – Best Community Impact
- Michael Anderson, Bell Helicopter – Best Employee for Clean Air
The NTC also recognized nine organizations as “Clean Fleet Advocates” – organizations with 90 percent or more of their fleet using alternative-fuel or low-emission vehicles. The Clean Fleet Advocates were Clean Energy Fuels, DFW International Airport, Eco Limo, eVgo, Go Green Couriers, McShan Florist, TXU Energy, The T, and the Texas Department of Transportation (Fort Worth District).