Curious About Carbon Offsets?

Portland International Airport (PDX) is proud to connect people to cities and countries across the continent and around the world.

As climate change becomes one of our most pressing environmental issues, travelers at PDX are asking for information about how they can travel responsibly. The following resources are provided to help you learn more about carbon offset programs. Carbon offset programs are a new and rapidly changing area; we encourage you to investigate the environmental value and effectiveness of projects funded through carbon offsets. The Port does not endorse any specific carbon offset program.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that the aviation industry is responsible for two to three percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. While emissions from the Port’s aviation and marine operations are relatively small, we are part of a global web of activities that affects air quality and greenhouse gases. We believe that it is our responsibility to reduce emissions from Port-controlled sources and work with others to pursue affirmative steps that reduce emissions from all transportation sources.

Aviation and Climate Change Resources:
Commercial Aviation Industry
Oregon: Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change
Sustainable Travel International
The Climate Trust
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Other Resources:
Tri-Met: ride Max Red Line to and from PDX
Hertz Rental Cars: hyrbrid vehicles available

Christine White, Community Affairs Manager, 503.415.6056

Port of Portland   • PO Box 3529 • Portland, OR 97208 • 503.415.6000
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