From designing cargo terminals and implementing new technologies to purchasing new equipment and reviewing operations, JAXPORT is committed to environmental protection and stewardship. JAXPORT is leading several efforts to preserve the region’s natural environment such as reducing engine emissions from port equipment; recycling oil used in cranes; safely disposing of fluorescent lights; and sponsoring the following initiatives:
JAXPORT is installing diesel oxidation catalysts on cranes and equipment at the Talleyrand and Blount Island terminals to reduce diesel emissions by 10 tons per year. The program is part of a Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection grant funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
As a member of the Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT), JAXPORT collaborates with leading cargo owners, trucking companies and ocean carriers to identify and implement environmental best practices.
JAXPORT supports the St. Johns River Alliance and its programs by encouraging Florida drivers to purchase the St. Johns River specialty license plate, a fundraising program to preserve and protect Florida’s only American Heritage River.
JAXPORT raises awareness of the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale and helps to support the Annual Right Whale Festival at Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
JAXPORT and Greenscape of Jacksonville continue to improve the tree canopy of Jacksonville through a series of landscape projects in the city.
JAXPORT partners with the Academy of Coastal and Environmental Sciences (ACES) to teach students the value of environmental stewardship as well as “green” business practices. ACES students participate in field studies, learn the latest GIS mapping technology, enjoy presentations by key environmental business partners and graduate with a certificate in environmental sciences.
JAXPORT sponsors environmental art projects in partnership with the Jacksonville Public Library, St. Johns Riverkeeper, the Cathedral Arts Project, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and others to educate the community about the importance of the river to the ecology and economic health of Northeast Florida.
JAXPORT supports the Tree Hill Nature Center, a 50-acre nonprofit nature preserve in Jacksonville, in their work to teach local students about the ecology of the St. Johns River.
JAXPORT is creating an Environmental Management System (EMS), a formal document of procedures that accurately reflects JAXPORT’s environmental commitment to Northeast Florida and guides the port’s future growth and operations.
For more information about JAXPORT's environmental programs, please call us at (904) 357-3082 or email us at email@example.com.