Sustainability Award: Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island

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January 25, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The San Diego Port District which oversees two maritime cargo terminals, a cruise ship terminal, 17 public parks, various wildlife reserves and environmental initiatives, a Harbor Police department and the leases of more than 600 tenant and sub-tenant businesses around San Diego Bay, in conjunction with San Diego Gas and Electric which provided initiatives, professional development and training, recognized 49 waterfront tenant businesses for their environmental achievement in the Green Business Challenge. This voluntary program is designed to promote business practices that reduce energy consumption, water use and waste, as well as prevent pollution.

Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island was one of 17 businesses that achieved the Challenge’s highest honor, the 2011 Chairman’s Award. These businesses conducted energy, water, and waste audits, decreased greenhouse gas emissions and planted native and drought-tolerant landscaping - Some completing as many as 49 of the 50 sustainable strategies.

The Green Business Challenge continues into 2012 and is being re-launched as the Port of San Diego’s Green Business Network

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