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



sunny day at the Embarcadero

Earth Week 2019 

Port Environment champions the safekeeping and environmental care of our dynamic waterfront. The Port of San Diego is a leader in protecting our air, water, and land and ensuring it remains a vital resource for generations to come. This year, we are proud to host these Earth Week 2019 events as part of this effort. 

Don’t Throw It Away!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
8:30am - 12:30pm
3165 Pacific Highway

Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to join the Port for our E-Waste Recycling & Household Good Donation Day. Load your car up with accepted items* and swing by the Port Administration Building between 8:30am and 12:30pm.

Details and accepted items*

Creek to Bay Clean-Up

Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Chula Vista Bayfront/ J Street Marsh 

The Port of San Diego will be hosting a clean-up site on San Diego Bay at I Love A Clean San Diego’s 17th Annual Creek-to-Bay Clean-Up event! Sign up to be a volunteer on the I Love a Clean San Diego registration site. Be sure to select Zone 5: South Bay/Chula Vista - J Street Marsh. 

Creek to Bay sign-up

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.

Pollution Pirate Pete is confused by these shiny trinkets and takes his “valuables” to get appraised only to find that his immortal plastic bounty is a bust.


Leaving just one small piece of trash may seem like no big deal - but those little bits add up, and they don't just stay put or go away on their own.



Child at cleanup event

Environmental Protection

  • Pollution Prevention
  • Soil and Sediment Remediation
  • Stormwater 
  • Jurisdictional Runoff Management Program
  • Copper Reduction Program
  • Alternative Hull Paints
Environmental Wetlands

Environmental Conservation

  • Natural Resources Management
  • Environmental Education & Community Outreach
  • Protection, Restoration & Enhancement 
Downtown San Diego from Coronado

Energy & Sustainability

  • Climate Action Plan
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Maritime
Aerial view of the San Diego bay and downtown San Diego

Green Business Network

A voluntary sustainability program for businesses located on Port tidelands, providing members with training opportunities and resources to improve operational efficiency and improve sustainable business practices.

Green Business logo