In June the first SFCI Pilot at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was announced. On October 31 Michael Cheyne, Atlanta Airport Director of Asset Management and Sustainability, accepted a 2011 Going Green Airport Award for the SFCI Pilot. See the June ZWZ Blog post, Atlanta Airport - First SFCI Pilot, for the pilot announcement and the October post, Atlanta Airport SFCI Pilot Wins National Award, for details on the award.
|Ei Chair Scott Seydel, Holly & Chris|
with the Going Green Airport Award
In addition CleanRiver is spearheading an overall SFCI Communication committee with initial focus on building Ei website content for segue into a separate SFCI site. The urls, www.sustainablefoodcourtinitiative.org .com & .net are secured. Communicating SFCI progress and success through blog posts, social media networks and other mediums are on the committee agenda.
Additional pilots|projects are under exploration in Charlotte, Atlanta and the D.C. area with announcements anticipated in first quarter 2012. SFCI efforts go beyond pilots with projects planned for the Tampa and Charlotte Airports where HMSHost has the concessionaire contracts.
|Hilex Poly Tour End|
A powerful SFCI Team is working together on the hows of bringing zero waste initiatives to food court operations. The Team includes:
o Doug Kunnemann, NatureWorks Business Segment Director
o Susan Montgomery, Elemental Impact
Trade Associations/Non-Profits:Industry Suppliers: