During its presentation at the Feb. 3 Wichita Aero Club luncheon, the Lindbergh Foundation unveiled the Aviation Green Alliance, a new program designed 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. 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.”
“There’s no question as to the value that aviation brings to our quality of life,” added John and Martha King, foundation directors. “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 Green 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 Green Alliance offers:
- Up-to-date aviation-environmental news and information
- Grant funding for the discovery and development of new and promising technologies
- Recommended Practices for achieving measurable aviation-related conservation and sustainability initiatives
- Educational programs and outreach showcasing industry progress and successes in addressing aviation’s environmental footprint, and
- Recognition of member successes.
Reeve Lindbergh, honorary chairman of the Lindbergh Foundation, 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 development of the alliance for the Lindbergh Foundation board, Director David Treinis explained that the foundation is accepting general membership and “Founder’s Level” participation.