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Going Green
ABA members share environmentally friendly practices

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ravel by motorcoach is one
of the most environmentally friendly means of
transportation, and ABA
members are on the cutting edge of what
it takes to protect our planet. Here's a
roundup of ways-big and small-that
forward-thinking motorcoach operators
and industry experts are taking action to
improve environmental sustainability as
well as their bottom lines.
"By 2020, our aim is to remove our singleuse plastics worldwide. Our office no
longer provides bottled water, disposable
plastic straws, and plastic stir sticks and
utensils, and we encourage our entire team
to bring in reusable bottles and utensils.
Our offices are equipped with waterfiltration stations to avoid dependence
on bottled water. On our coach tours and
ships, we've eliminated single-use bottled
water for guests in North America and
Europe, while encouraging them to bring
reusable travel bottles and take advantage
of refill stations and water at hotels."
Stephanie Brooks,
Director, Contracting
Globus Family of Brands
Littleton, Colo.
"Some of the best ideas I have seen put
into practice are: Start an idling reduction
program. While some idling is necessary,
analyzing when and where idling occurs
can create a reduced-idling culture, and
companies can save fuel (often around 5
percent) [and] reduce hours of service and
vehicle wear and tear. Also, look for environmentally friendly and biodegradable

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cleaning supplies. Ensure chemicals
and cleaning products are disposed of
properly and that staff is trained to follow
procedures, especially when spills occur.
Minimize runoff from property. Monitor
speeding and consider governing the maximum speed of vehicles."
Dave Kestenbaum,
Director, Certification for
Sustainable Transportation
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vt.

"We do general recycling in the company, including recycling plastic bottles
and oil. We keep all light switches off in
areas we're not using. We switched all
of our lights, including shop lights, to
LEDs, which should last much longer.
There were also tax advantages to
doing that."
T.J. Morgan, CEO
Gray Line Tours/Citizen Auto Stage
Tucson, Ariz.

Award-Winning Sustainability Practices
Mark your calendars! The deadline for the ABA Leadership in Environmental
Sustainability Award, sponsored by Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is Dec. 13. Each
year since 2007, ABA and MCI have recognized motorcoach industry leaders for
their best ideas and investments in environmentally responsible equipment and
business practices. Here's a look at previous winners and their accomplishments:
MTRWestern, Seattle, Wash.:
Innovative tracking program for fuel efficiency, idling, and speed control. All fluids
recycled. Separators prevent fluids from entering drains. Bioremedial parts washer.
Tire pressures checked daily. Batteries recycled. Peat moss used for spills and biodiesel for diesel vehicles.
Badger Bus, Madison, Wis.:
Every employee has attended the University of Vermont's Eco-Driving 101 and IdleFree training.
Premier Transportation Services, Dallas, Texas:
Paperless office environment. Customized apps let customers book reservations
and get real-time vehicle locations.
Arrow Stage Lines, Lincoln, Neb.:
Fleet of low-emissions coaches. Marketing plan emphasizes green travel. Staff and
drivers promote green activities in the company.
Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho:
Developed solar- and battery-powered, no-idle HVAC system for coaches.
To be considered for this award, visit buses.org/awards.


http://www.buses.org/awards

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019

13 Architectural Gems
Living Life to the Fullest
Going Green
Marketing 101
Custom Fit
How to Have a Successful Marketplace
ABA Foundation Live & Silent Auction
ABA Gives Back
2020 Marketplace Offers Top-Notch Education
The Drive to New Technology
Tour Stop: New Year’s Eve Destinations
City Guide
STARRY STARRY NIGHT
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
Receptive Operators
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - 13 Architectural Gems
Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - Living Life to the Fullest
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - Going Green
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - Marketing 101
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - How to Have a Successful Marketplace
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Destinations Magazine – November/December 2019 - ABA Gives Back
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