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



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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.

The delicate balance of a healthy San Diego Bay ecosystem is upheld through a collaborative network of programs and initiatives, each working on innovative ways to sustain our waterfront.

Download the GREEN PORT 2022-2023 YEAR IN REVIEW

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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.

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Portside Community Academy

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Maritime Clean Air Strategy

Health Equity for All




Maritime Industrial Impact Fund

The Maritime Industrial Impact Fund (MIIF) is one of many of the Port’s environmental justice initiatives to reduce maritime and industrial impacts in the Portside Communities.



Help keep single-use plastics out of San Diego Bay! 

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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 
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Energy & Sustainability

  • Climate Action Plan
  • Energy
  • Microgrid
  • Transportation
  • Maritime
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Green Business Network

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