|“The Port of Hueneme has led the way in California, charting the course ahead for the state’s ports to improve their environmental sustainability through the Green Marine program,” said Green Marine’s Executive Director David Bolduc. “In their fourth year of certification, Hueneme continues to show improvements in measuring and reducing their environmental footprint, further affirming their commitment to the local eco-sphere.”
Kristin Decas, CEO & Port Director stated, “Since 2008, our Port has reduced air emissions by 87%, and have reduced each category of environmental impacts through a rigorous Environmental Management Framework set in motion in 2015. I look forward to continuing to partner with all of our stakeholders in creating cleaner operations we all benefit from.”
The Port’s recent initiatives have included: Hosting Ventura County’s first ever Clean Air Day (October 2, 2019), investing $140,000 in two air quality monitors (the highest quality monitors available) which were installed on top of Haycox Elementary School, and securing grant funds from the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District to fund electrical power plugs to help run the new hybrid cargo crane.
While weathering the COVID crisis is currently the top priority for the Port and its partners so that critical fresh food continues to be available in stores and local families continue to have work opportunities and income, the Port is looking forward in 2020 to implementing more of its clean air plan. These efforts will help the Port raise its air quality score with Green Marine up to a 4 or even a 5!
Learn more about the Port’s Environmental Initiatives here.
Learn more about Clean Air Day and the Port’s Air Monitors here.