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Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:09

Be Recognized for Going Green

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Going green can offer up many rewards, from reduced reliance on fossil fuels to real cost savings. But one of the best rewards is peer and community recognition. Coach operators are encouraged to submit a nomination for the American Bus Association Green Spirit Award, sponsored by Motor Coach Industries (MCI). 


The Green Spirit Award is based on three aspects of a company’s operations: administrative, maintenance, and equipment and facility practices. Previous winners have included operators who demonstrate green business practices; who have upgraded or replaced their fleets with more fuel-efficient, low-emission models; who have implemented significant recycling or alternative-energy systems in their facilities; or who have done an excellent job of reaching out to the public with their green message.

“We’ve long been letting the public know about the green benefits of green transportation,” said Patricia Ziska, MCI vice president of sales. “Between the fact that one coach can replace more than fifty cars on the highway, and the recent developments in low-emission diesel and alternative-fuel technology, modern coaches are unequalled in their environmental friendliness within the motorized transportation world. We want to give coach operators an opportunity to get a little individual recognition for their efforts and something they can take back to their communities, as well as use for their own marketing.”

“The motorcoach industry continues to be recognized as the greenest form of transportation,” said ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso. “ABA member companies are embracing environmentally friendly business practices. I encourage your company to be nominated for the ABA’s Green Spirit Award, sponsored by MCI.”

Please complete and return the Green Spirit Award Nomination Form by October 23, 2013, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by fax to (202) 842-0850.

The award will be presented during ABA’s Marketplace in Nashville, Tennessee, January 11-15, 2014.

Source and Photo: ABA

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