Port of Seattle Recognizes Environmental Excellence and ‘Fly Quiet Awards’

Seattle-area maritime and aviation businesses and one nonprofit were recognized in May for outstanding environmental leadership and practices that lead to cleaner air, cleaner water and greater energy efficiency. The “Environmental Excellence” awards by the Port of Seattle celebrate the significant role of local partners in making our Port the greenest in North America.

“We are proud to showcase the leadership and investments by Port-related industries to improve environmental and community health,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner Ryan Calkins. “These awards celebrate sustainability as a shared value in our community and recognize the creative ways that Pacific Northwest organizations care for the environment and health.”

Local businesses Vigor, Castan Inc. Trucking Company, Maxum Petroleum, Seaview Boatyard, United Airlines, HMSHost, and one nonprofit The Common Acre received Environmental Excellence awards. Outstanding accomplishments reduced waste, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, increased efficiency, improved water quality and improved habitat and bee population. The Airport and Maritime Divisions accept nominations for any project, process, or action that promotes environmental leadership and stewardship in one of the following three environmental categories: performance; education and outreach; and innovation.

The Port of Seattle also recognized Southwest Airlines, SkyWest Airlines and Spirit Airlines as winners of the Port’s Fly Quiet Awards for airline noise reduction efforts at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA). The annual Fly Quiet Awards were developed by the Port and a citizen advisory committee in 2005 as a way to increase airline and pilot awareness of the impact of aircraft noise on local communities.

View the full press release to learn more about each of the winners.