The Port of Galveston announced it is going green via a number of environmental initiatives, such as membership in Green Marine, a leading voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry of North America.
The port is looking for opportunities to integrate sustainability practices including solar power as it implements a new 20-year strategic master plan. Galveston port is seeking Green Marine certification as the standardized process to measure progress in environmental performance.
Green Marine environmental certification program is addressing key environmental issues through twelve performance indicators including greenhouse gases, spill prevention, air emissions, waste management, air emissions, community impacts, and environmental leadership – some applicable to shipping activities, and others to landside operations.
The process of certification is transparent with results verified every 2 years. The individual performance of each company is made public annually.