Port of Portland airports help lead the way for carbon accounting in North America

by Lisa Timmerman 3/2/2015 10:50 AM
Portland International Airport, Hillsboro Airport and Troutdale Airport are now certified through the Airports Carbon Accreditation program, making them the fourth, fifth and sixth airports in North America to achieve the status. [More]

West Coast port labor dispute affecting local environmental industries

by Lisa Timmerman 2/19/2015 4:02 PM
The current West Coast port labor dispute is undoubtedly affecting many small and medium-sized businesses across the state of Oregon, adding costs and delaying shipment of exports. The coastwide conflict has also proved to be problematic for the local recycling industry. [More]

In the dark of winter, new trees emerge

by Lisa Timmerman 2/12/2015 5:58 PM
Wintertime is the perfect time to plant trees! Nestled within the industrial core of Northeast Portland is a little known gem of a city park called the Columbia Children's Arboretum. The park was the scene of the third of seven tree plantings the Port of Portland is sponsoring with Friends of Trees during their current planting season. [More]

Port receives ISO 14001 certification

by Lisa Timmerman 1/8/2015 9:26 AM
After 14 years with an Environmental Management System in place, the Port of Portland sought certification to the international standard, ISO 14001, at the end of 2014. An EMS is a framework that organizations around the globe use to proactively identify and manage impacts on the environment and it is centered on the principle of continuous improvement. [More]

Updated bike and pedestrian plan takes off at PDX

by Lisa Timmerman 12/18/2014 3:37 PM
The Port of Portland recently completed an update to its PDX Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan. Planning for pedal and foot-powered transportation might initially seem like an odd fit for a facility that is primarily focused on flying travelers to far flung destinations. [More]

Driving home big water savings at PDX

by Lisa Timmerman 11/17/2014 2:09 PM
Ever wonder what happens after you drop off your rental car? If the vehicle was returned to Portland International Airport, there’s a good chance that it involved a visit to the Quick Turnaround Facility, also known as the QTA. Over the last two years, this behind-the-scenes facility has been undergoing some significant changes to reduce its environmental footprint. [More]

PDX helps bring Airport Carbon Accreditation to North America

by Lisa Timmerman 9/16/2014 3:38 PM
Big news out of Atlanta last week! Portland International Airport joined four other airport authorities to bring an internationally recognized carbon accreditation system for the aviation industry to North America. [More]

Environmental efforts earn accolades

by Lisa Timmerman 9/10/2014 11:17 AM
A few months ago, this blog featured two research papers describing the latest and greatest in environmental achievements at airports and seaports. One of those documents, Environmental Initiatives at Seaports Worldwide: A Snapshot of Best Practices, just earned a 2014 Environmental Improvement Award from the American Association of Port Authorities. [More]

Port explores propane export facility

by Lisa Timmerman 9/2/2014 8:50 AM
The Port of Portland announced today that Pembina Pipeline Corporation has entered into an agreement to develop a rail-served propane export facility that could be up and running by early 2018. Pembina is planning to construct and operate the facility on land adjacent to the east end of the Port’s marine Terminal 6 in Rivergate Industrial District. [More]

Stump removal begins in economy parking lot

by Lisa Timmerman 8/26/2014 7:41 AM
Today, the Port of Portland moves forward with the second phase of work on the PDX Tree Obstruction Removal Project in the economy parking lot at Portland International Airport. The project began last fall with the removal of approximately 400 cottonwood trees that were beginning to encroach on federally-regulated airspace surrounding PDX's north runway. [More]