2020 Winners

Crowley Maritime Corporation

2020 Industry Leadership Award Winner: Crowley Maritime Corporation Crowley Maritime Corporation is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.  They have invested $550 million in LNG technology as follows: 2 new LNG Ships …

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Greg Zilberfarb and the Propane Education & Research Council

2020 Visionary Leadership Award Winners: Greg Zilberfarb and PERC   Greg Zilberfarb has been a longtime active member and supporter of the SEDC (now STRIDE).  For the SEDC/STRIDE, Greg has …

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Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works

2020 Community Leadership Award Winner: Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works   Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works operates the largest transit system in Florida, which ranks fifteenth …

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2019 Winners

HMS Ferries – Gees Bend Ferry

This project involved replacement of five diesel engines used by the ferry with a fully battery-electric powered system.  The project is of national significance for the passenger vessel industry and …

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Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition

Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition (MGCAC) started out with a vision for cleaner air.  In 2003, two Middle Georgia counties were designated as non-attainment and one county designated as a …

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Norfolk Southern

In Georgia, Norfolk completed 41 total switcher locomotive conversions by replacing the old unregulated or TIER 0 locomotives with a combination of 25 Mother Eco Switcher Locomotives meeting TIER 3 …

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2018 Winners

Buddy Dyer, City of Orlando

Mayor Buddy Dyer is a visionary leader.  He has been outspoken about the importance of clean and renewable energy.  He is committed to Sierra Club’s Mayors for 100% Clean Energy …

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City Furniture

City Furniture is setting an example of how small companies can make a big difference protecting the environment.   City Furniture has stores in south Florida with pride in its small …

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City of Chattanooga

The City of Chattanooga has demonstrated outstanding leadership through its commitment to clean air.  In 1969, Walter Cronkite announced Chattanooga as the dirtiest city in America because of air pollution.  …

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2017 Winners

Mobile County Public Schools

Mobile County Public Schools acquired 80 propane powered school buses to replace old diesel powered school buses. These units were replaced by new Blue Bird Propane Vision buses equipped with …

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Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility (NRRRF)

The Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility (NRRRF) is the wastewater treating facility for the City of Raleigh. The City typically treats in excess of 45,000,000 gallons of wastewater per day. …

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Proterra, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles, enabling bus fleet operators to eliminate fossil fuel dependence and significantly reduce operating costs while delivering …

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2016 Winners

Jonathan Overly, (ETCF) Coalition

Jonathan Overly is Executive Director of East Tennessee Clean Fuels (ETCF) Coalition, which he founded in 2002 with the support of area businesses, organizations, nonprofits and research groups. ETCF achieved …

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NCDOT Rail Division

The NCDOT Rail Division implemented a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) after-treatment system onto one (1) of its locomotives as a means of reducing engine emissions to at or near the …

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Walmart Transportation, LLC

In 2005, Walmart committed to doubling its fleet fuel efficiency and they successfully completed the project in 2015.  They did this through idle reduction policies, fleet upgrades including using EPA …

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2014 Winners

Delta Airlines Inc.

Delta converted 37 diesel ground service vehicles in the southeast region to electric zero emissions.  These included: 24 belt loaders, 11 container loaders, two maintenance lift trucks.  Over the next …

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In 2014, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) purchased 89 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered heavy-duty buses.  This is in addition to the 266 CNG heavy-duty buses that MARTA has …

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Volvo Group North America

In 2013, Volvo Truck announced that it would be the first North American heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer to offer trucks fueled with dimethyl ether (DME) and final assembled Four DME Volvo trucks. Volvo …

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2013 Winners

DeKalb County Sanitation Department (Georgia)

DeKalb County Sanitation Department is being recognized as the Community Fleet Leader for 2013 due to their commitment to compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. In 2012, they began with 40 …

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Holmes Company of Jackson, Inc

Holmes Company is a premier flatbed and specialized carrier in the transportation industry, operating a fleet of 100 late model tractor power units and over 200 trailers transporting steel and …

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June Blotnick – Clean Air Carolina (Charlotte, North Carolina)

June Blotnick has served as the Executive Director of Clean Air Carolina since 2005 and she has over 30 years of experience working with nonprofit and community-based organizations in North …

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2012 Winners

Georgia Ports Authority

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been leading the way with innovative strategies to minimize environmental impact as they look to expand the ports in anticipation of larger ships coming …

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina GRADE Program

Mecklenburg County GRADE was first launched in 2007 to provide funding to organizations in their region to replace or repower heavy duty non-road construction equipment.  The Mecklenburg County Board of  …

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Saddle Creek Logistics Services

Saddle Creek purchased 40 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks in 2011 and an additional 62 CNG trucks by the end of 2013.  The first 40 CNG trucks were equipped with …

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2011 Winners

Alabama Department of Transportation

In addition to retrofitting 312 on-road and off-road vehicles and equipment with diesel oxidation catalysts, either stand alone or in concert with a closed crankcase ventilation system, the Alabama Department …

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Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition

Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition partnered with the Kentucky Department of Education to purchase 134 hybrid school buses with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding from the Department of Energy.  These …

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Staples Inc.

Staples outfitted their fleet with 53 electric delivery trucks.  Six of these are in service in Atlanta.  Staples also implemented efficiency initiatives including hybrid vehicles, advanced idle reduction technology, engine …

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2010 Winners

Ingram Barge Company

Ingram Barge Company retrofitted six towboats with diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) units.  This led to reductions in particulate emissions of about 40% and reductions in carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions …

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Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County (M-DC) has been pro-active in working to reduce diesel emissions.  In 2006, the county joined the Chicago Climate Exchange Program in order to track direct fuel emissions from …

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2009 Winners

North Carolina Solar Center

The North Carolina Solar Center at NC State University implemented a broad range of technology projects in order to reduce diesel emissions.  The center purchased: 11 refueling stations (biodiesel, ethanol, …

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United Parcel Service (UPS)

  UPS has approximately 100,000 vehicles and operates the world’s ninth largest airline – employing 425,000 individuals in 200 counties.  With this sizable fleet and international presence, their leadership in …

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2008 Winners

Coca-Cola Enterprises

In 2001, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) began working with their suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of its fleet.  This led to the creation of a 33,000 pound hybrid diesel-electric delivery …

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Hartsfield Jackson International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport with over 900 flights each day.  When building their 5th runway, Hartsfield used a state of the art 4.5 mile long …

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