The Port of San Diego honored 78 of its tenant businesses for exemplary environmental achievements at the April 15 Board of Port Commissioners meeting. The tenants, representing a mix of visitor-serving and industrial businesses, are participants in the Port's Green Business Network, a voluntary program that encourages businesses to incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability into their daily operations.
One of the Port of San Diego's many responsibilities is to protect the bay and its resources. The Environment and Land Use Department is made up of creative environmental and planning leaders dedicated to sustainable operations and the responsible development of San Diego Bay's world class waterfront while improving its water, air and sediments in order to support enhanced natural resources and serve the people of California.
The Port of San Diego's Green Port Program has been honored with a 2014 Green California Leadership Award. The award was presented at an April 8, 2014 reception as part of the Green California Summit, an annual conference that highlights the wide range of policies, programs, strategies and technologies that are being implemented to preserve California's natural resources.
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) has honored the Port of San Diego with an iCommute Diamond Award for helping to reduce traffic congestion in San Diego County through its alternative transportation program.
"Environmental stewardship is a top priority at the Port, and we encourage our agency employees to 'walk the walk' by taking alternative transportation to work," said Chairman Bob Nelson of the Board of Port Commissioners. "We take great pride in receiving the iCommute Diamond Award for a program that not only helps with rush-hour traffic gridlock, but also reduces the Port's carbon footprint."