Measure to Improve's Nikki Rodoni Recognized as a Clean Air Leader
SALINAS, CA - Congratulations are in order for sustainability activist and produce industry pro Nikki Rodoni, CEO of Measure to Improve (MTI), who just received a Leadership Award of Distinction at the Clean Air Awards from the Monterey Bay Air Resource District.
“It was a great honor to be nominated and recognized as a clean air leader amongst the other businesses and individuals awarded,” Nikki said. “It's inspiring to be recognized as part of a group that is taking action to ensure good air quality for the Monterey Bay Area.”
MTI’s CEO was one of the twelve given Leadership Awards of Distinction, recognizing her exemplary work toward improving outdoor air quality in the Monterey Bay Area.
Nikki and her team have worked directly with some of the region’s top fresh produce growers, shippers, and processors to adopt sustainable practices that have produced air quality benefits. According to a press release, some of this has included the implementation of Zero Waste programs that have earned two TRUE Gold certifications and one TRUE Platinum certification.
These programs have helped MTI customers divert over 16,000 tons of material (mixed recycling, cardboard, compost, paper, plastics, and wood) from the landfill. Using the EPA WARM Model, the company estimates these efforts are the equivalent of removing annual emissions from 11,777 passenger vehicles or 55,941 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalence (MTCO2E).
Nikki stated that she has long recognized clean air is a vital part of what makes communities healthy places to work and live. Working with the local agriculture industry on their sustainability and air-quality initiatives, MTI has helped maintain the health and well-being of the region's communities and environment.
Congratulations to Nikki and the MTI team on this latest achievement!