Celebrate World Environment Day with the PDX Sustainability Tour

by Lisa Timmerman 5/13/2013 12:49 PM
World Environment Day is Wednesday, June 5 and Portland has been selected as the 2013 North American host city. To celebrate this great honor, there are many great events happening all over Portland leading up to the big day.

The Port will host a walking tour of Portland International Airport and portions of our LEED Platinum headquarters building on World Environment Day. [More]

Powerful praise from EPA

by Lisa Timmerman 4/18/2013 2:13 PM
The Port of Portland has been ranked tenth in the nation in the Local Governments category under the EPA's Green Power Partnership program. The Port began purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) in 2009 and now purchases 100 percent renewable energy through RECs. The Port also ranked 21st in the nation for power purchases amongst other organizations that purchase 100 percent renewable energy. This last year, that equated to over 75 million kilowatt hours of energy from renewable sources. [More]

Less Waste, More Food

by Lisa Timmerman 4/4/2013 1:10 PM
According to a Natural Resources Defense Council report released last year, 40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten. The statistic is particularly alarming considering the amount of people that go hungry every day. Port of Portland staff recognized an opportunity in our own backyard and recently launched a food donation program, facilitating partnership between St. Vincent de Paul and concessionaires at Portland International Airport. [More]

Support your local tree with two great volunteer events

by Lisa Timmerman 3/7/2013 2:32 PM
Once again, we have a few great volunteer events coming up in March through our community partners. Want an excuse to get out and get your hands dirty and support Portland's urban tree canopy? [More]

Supreme Committee visits Port HQ

by Lisa Timmerman 3/1/2013 9:57 AM
The Port of Portland received a visit last week from the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee during their U.S. trade mission to the West Coast. The committee is responsible for planning infrastructure improvements for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. [More]

Deicing program gets warm reception

by Lisa Timmerman 2/22/2013 3:09 PM
The Port of Portland was honored with an Environmental Achievement Award at the annual Slough Celebration, put on by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. The award recognizes Portland International Airport's deicing program for its efforts to provide greater protection to the Columbia Slough water quality. [More]

Port waste travels with a lighter footprint

by Lisa Timmerman 2/5/2013 12:52 PM
Gresham Sanitary Services provides waste hauling services for the Port, and it became the state’s first trash hauler to use compressed natural gas in its vehicles in 2011. At that time, GSS had introduced a front load CNG truck to its fleet, which it used to haul Port composting, recycling and garbage. GSS recently added a CNG roll-off truck to its fleet. Roll-off trucks are used to pick up large drop box containers, such as those located in our rental car quick turnaround facility [More]

PDX leads the pack in bike access

by Lisa Timmerman 1/31/2013 2:36 PM
We are quite proud of our bike facilities here at Portland International Airport, but who doesn't like a little validation? PDX was featured in a study completed through the University of California Transportation Center and the Safe Transportation Research & Education Center at the University of California, Berkeley that looked at obstacles and opportunities for airport operators to improve bike access. [More]

Port headquarters building goes for gold

by Lisa Timmerman 1/22/2013 9:26 AM
The Port of Portland LEED Platinum headquarters building has another metal to add to its list of honors - gold. The Port's headquarters building recently received a gold certification through the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s Sustainability at Work program. [More]

NextGen helps PDX flights lower emissions, minimize noise

by Lisa Timmerman 12/26/2012 3:54 PM
If you flew into PDX this holiday season, it's possible you may have been on a flight starting to use new technology in their final approach to the runway. The Federal Aviation Administration published flight approach procedures for its Next Generation Air Transportation System, also known as NextGen, in September. The satellite-based aircraft navigation system is gradually replacing the nation's legacy ground-based equipment network and is designed to help pilots fly existing routes more precisely. [More]