PORT OF LOS ANGELES HOSTS FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL
‘CLEAN FUTURE’ FAIR THIS SATURDAY
Fair Will Showcase Port and City Related ‘Green’ Initiatives
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — June 20, 2007 — The Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s number one containerport and industry leader for groundbreaking maritime environmental programs, will host its first-ever Clean Future Fair on Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free fair takes place along the San Pedro Waterfront on Sampson Way, parallel to Harbor Boulevard between 5th and 6th streets, near the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro (2007 Thomas Guide® Page 824, Grid C-5). The fair will highlight new "green" technologies for both Port operations and consumers. Also part of the fair are free harbor boat tours and a free tree giveaway.
In addition to more than 30 booths offering informational material, promotional items and giveaways, there will be exhibits and interactive displays showcasing the newest technology for cleaner air, including alternative fuel vehicles and terminal equipment. The Port of Los Angeles will display several heavy-duty vehicles, part of its alternative fuel vehicle fleet, featuring compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and electric engines. Children’s play areas, craft tables, youth activities and Radio Disney add to the family-friendly atmosphere.
Free harbor boat tours will be offered to the public during the fair. The fully-narrated, 90-minute tours depart at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., from the public dock (Berth 84) behind the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, and covers the Port's Main Channel and West Basin. Tour elements include massive ships, tugboats, container cranes, cargo movement and sea wildlife against a scenic harbor backdrop.
As part of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Million Trees LA program, the Port will give away a total of 500 free trees to the public during the fair. The tree giveaway will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Port Administration Building parking lot, located at 425 S. Palos Verdes Street in San Pedro. Trees are limited to two per family and are given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Trees are generally the five-gallon size.
Fair participants and booth exhibitors include Port tenants and customers, environmental nonprofit organizations, regulatory agencies, and City of Los Angeles departments, including the Environmental Affairs Department, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Los Angeles World Airports.
The Port of Los Angeles Clean Future Fair is free and open to the public. Free shuttles will run between the free parking lot located at Harbor Boulevard and 22nd Street, and the Port's Waterfront Red Car Line is free between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, call (800) 831-PORT, or visit www.portoflosangeles.org.
Celebrating its Centennial in 2007, the Port of Los Angeles is America's premier port. As the leading seaport in the nation in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 259,000 regional jobs and $8.4 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars. At the Port of Los Angeles, high priority is placed on responsible and sustainable growth initiatives, combined with high security, environmental stewardship and community outreach. For its industry leading environmental initiatives, the Port received two Environmental Protection Agency awards in 2006. The Port of Los Angeles – A Cleaner Port. A Brighter Future.