Port of Seattle recognizes 10 sustainability leaders

Green Gateway Environmental Excellence Awards highlight Port’s commitment to sustainability by working closely with partners to be the greenest port in the nation

Solar panels, automatic dimming windows and an innovative food donation program are just some of the accomplishments by 10 winners of the seventh-annual Port of Seattle Green Gateway Environmental Excellence Awards. The awards recognize Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, airlines, cruise lines and business partners who demonstrate leadership in sustainability throughout the Puget Sound region.

The awards are part of the Port’s organization-wide goal to be the most energy-efficient port in North America.

“The Port of Seattle is proud to recognize these businesses that have gone above and beyond in protecting the Earth,” said Tom Albro, Port of Seattle Commission President.  “Whether it’s the aircraft at Sea-Tac or the vessels calling our harbor, we aim to be the cleanest and greenest port in the nation.”

The Port Commission has also set new, higher goals for the Port to cut its greenhouse gas emissions​ in half by 2030 and be carbon neutral, or carbon negative, by 2050. These new goals join other Port environmental objectives that aim to protect air and water quality, reduce waste, restore habitat, and protect wildlife.

Maritime Award Winners
Carnival Cruise Line
Celebrity Cruise Lines
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Princess Cruises

Sea-Tac Airport Award Winners
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Delta Air Lines
Des Moines Area Food Bank
HMSHost (Prime Airport Dining/Retail Operator)

- Port of Seattle

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