Economic Engines & Environmental Impact: Airport Sustainability
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Where: The Rattle Inn 610 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701 (map)
When: Tuesday, May 28 6pm -8 pm. Come at 6pm for mingling and networking. The speaker will give a brief presentation (15 mins) around 6:30.
What: Airports are important economic engines for a community, but also have a huge environmental impact. Join us to learn about Austin Bergstrom International Airport’s ambitious sustainability plan, challenges, and successes from Environmental Program Manager, Kane Carpenter, and enjoy an evening of conversation with fellow sustainability enthusiasts.
Our Speaker: Kane Carpenter is the environmental manager for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. He was hired soon after the Austin airport opened in May 1999 from the consulting industry to develop and manage the airport’s environmental compliance programs. He is a licensed Professional Geologist in Texas and is actively involved with The National Academies Transportation Research Board, chairing two research oversight panels.
Kane worked with airport employees, airlines and consultants to develop ABIA’s environmental compliance programs driven primarily by the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation Recovery Act. Once the compliance programs were in place he focused his attention on developing conservation programs including reclaimed water, alternative fuel, waste diversion, energy conservation and water conservation. Kane has always been enthusiastic about reducing his environmental impacts and feels fortunate to be able to pursue this passion in the dynamic transportation industry
Who’s Welcome: Everyone! Especially those interested in all things green wanting to meet others with similar interests. Austin Green Drinks Happy Hours create opportunities to meet with other accomplished environmental, sustainability, and clean tech professionals in an informal atmosphere; after all, that’s how the greatest ideas are born. We attract professionals who routinely initiate innovative ways to meet the challenges of a sustainable future.