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May 7, 2018
Passengers pitch in to divert landfill waste

Challenge can bring opportunity. Size and growth expand environmental impact, but also increase the opportunity and value of resiliency initiatives. Currently, 45.4 million passengers per year arrive or depart through Orlando International Airport (MCO). They have a significant impact on waste management.

Passengers are likely to be most concerned about one of the 918 daily arrivals and departures. Discarding trash and recyclables in the correct receptacle...       ...(full article here)...

As airports grow, new tenants swarm in

Seven years ago, the first of 75 apiaries were installed at Chicago O’Hare. In partnership with government and civic organizations, over 1 million bees have produced 40 pounds of honey per hive on undeveloped grassy land along a tree line.

The Port of Seattle, also partnering with a local group, installed a half-million honeybees at Sea-Tac Airport. Since then,... 
                                   ...(full article here)...

Seven Deadly Sins of Facility Management
Bringing TCO to the TBL!
So far, recycling leads the list of favorite Sharing Sustainability topics. The poll continues through May, so if you haven't yet responded, please let us know which topics are at the top of your list!. It's a drag-and-drop, one-question poll. Thank you!
News & Notes
After an emissions scandal which began in 2015, Volkswagen reached a 2.7B settlement with the EPA, agreeing to compensate for environmental harm. That settlement included $166 million to the Florida Mitigation Fund.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection invites you to participate in an online survey, through May 12th. How should the fund be used? What actions will be appropriate to achieve the program goals?
Last month, the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Florida chapter, Central Florida Region honored community members who furthering a more sustainable built environment. The annual 2018 LEEDership and Battle of the Buildings Awards Program recognized “outstanding projects, inspirational businesses, dedicated individuals, and instrumental USGBC and community members”.
Among theLEEDership recipients, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) was awarded Most Outstanding Sustainable Program, Commercial. Jeff Daniels (Asst. Director, Maintenance Operations) accepted the award on behalf of GOAA. 
The Battle of the Buildings award for a Mixed-Use project was won by Florida Hospital Central Florida South Region – Florida Division Executive Office Adventist Health System. Ben Fitzgerald (Director of Energy Management & Control Systems) accepted the award on behalf of Florida Hospital.
We are pleased to welcome new ecoPreserve team members! Check out this short article which introduces Kevin Dupree, Daniel Schreiber, and Oscar Vargas, with background on their current roles and interests.

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