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1 Michelle White Environmental Policy Manager Government & Community Relations It isn’t easy to be green: Environmental Sustainability at the Port of San Diego

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3 Green Port Program Green Port Policy adopted by Board of Port Commissioners in December 2007 Developed to achieve long-term environmental, societal, and economic benefits through resource conservation, waste reduction, and pollution prevention

4 Water Conservation Water conservation strategy developed as part of an Environmental Management System Water use reduced 23% compared More than 300,000 sq ft converted to low- or no-water landscaping Plumbing fixtures replaced Smart irrigation systems installed

5 Energy Analysis of solar energy potential conducted for Port-operated areas Port’s first photovoltaic system installed Retrofitting buildings to increase energy efficiency Replacing exterior lights with LED fixtures Explore opportunities for the use of other types of renewable energy

6 Clean Air Program Reduce air emissions from operations at our marine terminals Clean Truck Program - 97% compliance Vessel Speed Reduction Program – 59% participation Shore power for cruise ships completed in December 2010

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8 Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Plan (CMAP) Provide a tool for streamlining GHG evaluation for future CEQA processes Achieve GHG reductions on Port tidelands Identify strategies to adapt to the impacts of climate change

9 Green Business Challenge An opportunity for Port of San Diego tenants to get public recognition for their efforts to be more sustainable January – December 2011 Training, Tools, and Publicity greenportchallenge.org

10 Looking Ahead Explore opportunities for innovative green technologies Build coalitions and expand collaborations Look for sustainable, long-term solutions that provide economic, environmental, and social benefits

11 Thank you! Michelle White


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