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Port of San Diego Environment champions the safekeeping and environmental care of our diverse ecosystems.



sunny day at the Embarcadero

Environmental Champions for San Diego and Beyond

Port of San Diego Environment champions the safekeeping and environmental care of our diverse ecosystems. Through greenhouse gas reduction, sustainable development, water conservation, waste management and responsible business practices, the Port stewards the protection of our land, air and water. Year after year, environmental goals are set and measured to evolve environmental initiatives - ensuring San Diego Bay remains a vibrant resource and contributes to a remarkable way of life for visitors and residents for generations to come.

As champions in the safekeeping and environmental care of San Diego Bay and its diverse ecosystems, the Port of San Diego has enrolled in Green Marine, North America’s largest voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry.

Meet Mike The Mime - He wants you to Mime Your Cigarette Butts


MIke the Mime’s message is loud and clear - Mime Your Butts!


Child at cleanup event

Environmental Protection

  • Pollution Prevention
  • Soil and Sediment Remediation
  • Stormwater 
  • Jurisdictional Runoff Management Program
  • Copper Reduction Program
  • Alternative Hull Paints
a child walks along the bayfront at an environmental cleanup event

Environmental Conservation

  • Invasive Species
  • Natural Resources & Wildlife
  • Natural Resources Management Plan
  • Species Around the Bay and Tidelands
  • Endangered Eastern Pacific Green Sea Turtles
  • California Least Tern Updates 
Downtown San Diego from Coronado

Energy & Sustainability

  • Climate Action Plan
  • Clean Truck Program
  • Vessel Speed Reduction Program
Aerial view of the San Diego bay and downtown San Diego

Green Business Network

Currently, 88 members participate in the program including waterfront industries, hotels, marinas, restaurants, tourist attractions, and retail shops.