(Vallejo, California – October 2, 2019) – California State University Maritime Academy in collaboration with California Clean Air Coalition hosted a Clean Air Day event today on the School's Vallejo, California campus.
This event is part of Cal Maritime's larger sustainability initiative to implement sustainability in operations, curriculum, and community. Clean air is one major goal of Cal Maritime's sustainability program.
The Academy is in the process of installing EV chargers in the campus to support the campus's clean transportation strategy through electrification, aligning with CSU's sustainability policy.
"Clean air day provides us with the opportunity to examine our individual and collective behaviors with regard to reducing emissions entering our atmosphere," said Cal Maritime President Tom Cropper. "Whether from energy use, waste streams or other impacts, we can make a difference in the air we breathe through conservation, replacements of legacy equipment, investment in renewable energy and reuse technologies, and smart design of future infrastructure. I applaud our cadets, faculty, staff and business partners who are advancing us on the path to greater sustainability at Cal Maritime."
In addition to highlighting Cal Maritime's sustainability initiatives and encouraging the campus community to reduce vehicle emissions, plant something, and switch to natural cleaning products, the campus hosted representatives from multiple companies and organizations, including Mobi Gen, demonstrating their Free Wire Technology; ChargePoint EV Charging; Lightning Systems all-electric trucks and buses; EcoVox Energy Analytics; the City of Vallejo; and the Cal Maritime Wind Energy Team, winners of the U.S. Department of Energy's 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition