Plug in at PDX

by Lisa Timmerman 10/25/2012 2:45 PM
We are pleased to announce that Portland International Airport now offers electric vehicle charging stations in our short-term parking garage. The six Level 2 charging stations are located on the fourth floor of the garage near the south skybridge that connects to the airport terminal building. [More]

Inha University intern reflects on experiences at the Port

by Lisa Timmerman 10/15/2012 5:04 PM
Each year, since 2009, the Port of Portland has hosted student interns from South Korea’s Inha University. Many of the student interns are interested in working for ports, airlines or in logistics. The student interns stay for five months and rotate through different departments at the Port. Intern Ellyn Lee recently spent a couple of weeks in our Community Affairs department and I asked her to share her impressions so far of living in Portland and working for the Port. [More]

Port carbon and energy accounting featured at annual GoGreen conference

by Lisa Timmerman 10/10/2012 9:04 AM
If you are planning to attend the fifth annual GoGreen Portland conference this Thursday at the Left Bank Annex, come check out Port of Portland Facilities Services Division Manager, Franko Martinec presenting about the Port's carbon footprint reduction and energy management strategy. Franko will be joined by Good Company's Aaron Toneys for a workshop entitled Feet on the Ground or Head in the Clouds? Guidance from the Front Lines of Carbon and Energy Accounting. [More]

SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup at West Hayden Island

by Lisa Timmerman 10/4/2012 11:29 AM
Last Saturday, Port employees were joined by Starbucks employees, University of Portland students, the Portland AmeriCorps Alums group and few local residents for a SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup event at West Hayden Island. The cleanup is one of over 100 similar events that occurred in Oregon in September. [More]

When it comes to flying, go with the flow

by Lisa Timmerman 10/4/2012 8:49 AM
Environmental cues are a big part of encouraging behavior change. This is especially true when it comes to waste management. The flying public is an active participant in helping us effectively manage our waste streams at PDX. Most people have become accustomed to separating out recyclables and composting is becoming more commonplace, especially in Portland, but what about separating out liquids? [More]