Lindbergh Foundation to Lead “Aviation Green Alliance”
New Program Highlights Aviation Industry’s Environmental Progress
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (February 3, 2011) — During its presentation at the Wichita Aero Club luncheon, the Lindbergh Foundation today announced the Aviation GreenTM Alliance (“AGA”); a new program that brings stakeholders together to address aviation’s environmental challenges.
According to Lindbergh Foundation Chairman Larry Williams, “The Aviation Green Alliance has been formed to support aviation-related companies and individuals committed to proactively addressing matters regarding aviation and the environment. With a stated mission that includes ‘Encouraging solutions, acknowledging progress and communicating ideas,’ the Aviation Green Alliance will create multiple platforms for members to share strategies, findings, progress, and ideas related to addressing aviation’s environmental challenges.” Williams added, “It’s important for the world to know that manufacturers, operators, service companies, and individuals in aviation are quite actively involved in making measurable, scalable and valuable environmental progress.”
Foundation Directors John and Martha King noted that, “There’s no question as to the value that aviation brings to our quality of life. In recent years, we have been very pleased to see so many aviation companies working diligently albeit quietly to address aviation’s impact on the environment. In creating the Aviation GreenTM Alliance, the Lindbergh Foundation offers this coalition of concerned companies and individuals, a central and public place for exchanging information and discoveries that benefit all aviation-environmental work.”
The Aviation GreenTM Alliance offers:
1. Up-to-date aviation-environmental news and information
2. Grant funding for the discovery and development of new and promising technologies
3. Recommended Practices for achieving measurable aviation-related conservation and sustainability initiatives
4. Educational programs and outreach showcasing industry progress and successes in addressing aviation’s environmental footprint, and
5. Recognition of member successes.
Reeve Lindbergh, Honorary Chairman of the Lindbergh Foundation and noted author, stated that the Aviation Green Alliance is a step in the right direction for the Foundation formed and named in her parents’ honor. “My mother wrote that ‘power over life must be balanced by reverence for life.’ My father once said that if he had to choose, he would rather have birds than airplanes. I think that both my father and my mother would be pleased with this innovative technology and all that it promises for birds and airplanes alike--and for all of us!”
Leading the concept work and development of Aviation Green Alliance for the Lindbergh Foundation Board, Director David Treinis explained that the Foundation is accepting both general membership and “Founder’s Level” participation. Details of the Alliance, membership, benefits, and other details are available at www.aviationgreen.com
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About The Lindbergh Foundation
The Lindbergh Foundation <http://www.lindberghfoundation.org> is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based in Anoka, Minnesota, which focuses on technological breakthroughs to address significant aviation-environmental issues. The Lindbergh Foundation also values individual initiative and accomplishments. Its programs are devoted to supporting, honoring, and educating individuals, through three major programs: the annual Lindbergh Award, presented to individuals for significant contributions toward balancing nature and scientific innovation in their work; the Lindbergh Grants program, which provides grants in amounts up to $10,580 (the cost of building the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927) for research or education projects that will make important contributions to the technology/environment balance; and a variety of educational events and publications centered on the balance theme.