Environmental Initiatives

Preserving and protecting the economic and environmental resources of the NY/NJ region.

Port Authority of NY & NJ Environmental Sustainability Policy

PA Embraces the Paris Climate Agreement

The Port Authority has set a new, interim target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and established a roadmap for achieving its goals.

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Climate Resiliency

Learn about actions the PANYNJ is taking to reduce the risks posed by a changing climate.

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Customers Go Green

Here are some ways you can reduce your carbon footprint.

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Air Quality & Emissions Reductions

Find out how the PANYNJ is actively reducing GHG and CAP emissions.

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Greening our Facilities

Did you know the PANYNJ construction contractors must recycle at least 75 percent of certain waste?

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Habitat Protection and Wildlife Programs

Six Peregrine Falcon chicks hatched at our Hudson River crossings. Find out how the agency is protecting these endangered species and important habitats.

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Learn how the agency is reducing energy and its dependence on fossil fuel-generated power.

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Airport Sustainability

The Port Authority is committed to making the airports environmentally responsible with wide ranging initiatives.

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Port Initiatives

The port has been ISO 14001 certified since 2009. Shore power allows ships to connect to an electrical grid on the dock and turn off their engines. Learn how we are balancing our port economic development goals with our goals for environmental stewardship.

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Bridge & Tunnel Initiatives

Reduced congestion, through ITS and other initiatives, helps speed motorist travel times, while also benefitting the environment by cutting emissions.

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PATH Rail Initiatives

Every PATH rider saves, on average, 2.17 pounds of CO2 per trip. In 2012, PATH riders helped save over 80,000 tons of greenhouse gases, which is equivalent to saving over 8.2 million gallons of gasoline.

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Real Estate Initiatives

All of the agency's new development projects are designed to achieve LEED certification and all buildings constructed at the WTC site will be built to LEED Gold standards.

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Greening Vehicles & Equipment

Across the agency, the Port Authority's vehicular fleet is comprised of hybrids, biodiesel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), ethanol 85, and hydrogen vehicles. More than 80 percent of the Port Authority's on-road fleet is green.

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