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Release date: Oct. 5, 2000
Contact: Nancy Seideman, Director, 404-727-0640, or

Clean Air Campaign Honors President Bill Chace with Pacesetter Award

The Clean Air Campaign honored Emory President Bill Chace with its Pacesetter Award on Oct. 5. The award recognizes an individual who has taken a leadership role for traffic congestion mitigation and air quality improvement.

According to the award citation, since joining Emory in 1994, President Chace has committed the university to maximizing its participation in commute options programs. Results of his leadership include:
the launching of a fleet of alternative-fueled shuttles
more than 1,200 employees participating in the MARTA subsidy program
more than 400 employees in carpools or vanpools
replacement of 44 gas-powered vehicles with electric carts

The Clean Air Campaign is the region's public information clearinghouse for traffic congestion and air quality issues. The mission of the Clean Air Campaign is to educate the public about metro-Atlanta's air quality problem and encourage solutions to traffic congestion and air pollution.

The PACE Awards are presented by the Clean Air Campaign and its employer outreach partners, which include the Partnership for a Smog-Free Georgia; the six area transportation management associations, the Federal Executive Board's Clean Air Initiative and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

Others honored were: Blue Circle Aggregates, Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council, Turner Broadcasting System and Clayton College & State University,, and The Trillium Group, Ltd. Honorable mentions went to Marriott Reservations Center Worldwide; Delta Air Lines; the U.S. Environmental Protection Angency, Region 4; the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta; and Atlanta Gas Light Company.

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