SOURCE: Green Fleet Conference; Bobit Business Media

October 12, 2009 14:00 ET

Award: City of Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman to Co-Present Green Fleet Conference Environmental Leadership Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - City of Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Michael B. Coleman, who launched a city-wide green initiative in 2005, will co-present the Environmental Leadership Awards at the Green Fleet Conference -- the must-attend conference for commercial and public sector fleet managers.

In its second year, the Green Fleet Conference will offer solutions and resources to help fleet managers continue environmental initiatives in budget-challenged times. The 2009 conference will also inaugurate the Environmental Leadership Awards program. The awards will be presented to 41 individuals, representing corporate and public sector fleets, whose efforts have led to significant improvements in their fleets' environmental impact.

In remarks opening the awards ceremony, Mayor Coleman will address the importance of recognizing and honoring innovative environmental leadership, particularly in fleet management.

The Green Fleet Conference -- scheduled Oct. 19-20 at the Chicago Hyatt Regency -- presents the highest-quality educational sessions from some of the brightest minds in the industry.

Session topics include:

*Step-by-step instructions to create a green fleet policy.
*Impact of legislative environmental regulations.
*Strategies and sources to obtain grant funding.
*Real-world driver behavior modifications to meet green fleet goals.
*Corporate and public sector case studies.
*Alternative fuels use.
*And more.

The two-day conference will also offer attendees networking opportunities and an exhibit space featuring products and services to help fleets green their vehicles and operations.

For a complete list of the Environmental Leadership Awards winners and to register, visit the Green Fleet Conference visit www.GreenFleetConference.com or call (800) 576-8788.

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